|Submission Date||Dec. 13, 2015|
OP-27: Rainwater Management
Student Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
Does the institution use Low Impact Development (LID) practices as a matter of policy or standard practice to reduce rainwater/stormwater runoff volume and improve outgoing water quality for new construction, major renovation, and other projects?:
A brief description of the institution’s Low Impact Development (LID) practices:
The recently adopted 2020 strategic plan includes a policy to, "Manage storm water more effectively and ensure that all campus-related increases in impervious surface are storm water neutral," as part of our effort to, "Serve as a model of sustainable land management and development in an urban setting."
Has the institution adopted a rainwater/stormwater management policy, plan, or strategies that mitigate the rainwater runoff impacts of ongoing campus operations through the use of green infrastructure? :
A brief description of the institution’s rainwater/stormwater management policy, plan, and/or strategies for ongoing campus operations:
Rain gardens and rain barrels are being used around campus to minimize the University's runoff impact.
A brief description of any rainwater harvesting employed by the institution:
The University is using plants and containment to harvest rainwater.
Rainwater harvested directly and stored/used by the institution, performance year:
A brief description of any rainwater filtering systems employed by the institution to treat water prior to release:
A brief description of any living or vegetated roofs on campus:
A brief description of any porous (i.e. permeable) paving employed by the institution:
A brief description of any downspout disconnection employed by the institution:
A brief description of any rain gardens on campus:
There is are extensive rain gardens on campus. The most notable is the Haupt rain garden in the center of campus. There is interpretation in the garden to educate the community.
A brief description of any stormwater retention and/or detention ponds employed by the institution:
A brief description of any bioswales on campus (vegetated, compost or stone):
We currently have one rain garden located on campus.
A brief description of any other rainwater management technologies or strategies employed by the institution:
The website URL where information about the institution’s rainwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available: