Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 38.84
Liaison Suzanne Wood
Submission Date Nov. 29, 2012
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University of Massachusetts Medical School
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Melissa Lucas
Sustainability & Energy Manager
Facilities
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Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from new development projects? :
Yes

Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from ongoing campus operations? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution's stormwater management initiatives:

UMMS has a comprehensive program to address stormwater runoff. In most of the parking lots and parking garages, there are stormwater ceptors installed and maintained. In addiion, UMMS has removed all underground storage tanks to replace them with above ground tanks.


The website URL where information about the institution's stormwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:
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Does the institution have a living or vegetated roof?:
No

A brief description of the institution's living or vegetated roof:
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Does the institution have porous paving?:
No

A brief description of the institution's porous paving:
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Does the institution have retention ponds?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:

UMMS built a retention pond for its largest open surface parking lot (Pine Tree Lot).


Does the institution have stone swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's stone swales:

At the South Street office building, there are stone swales to collect runoff.


Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
No

A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:
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Does the institution employ any other technologies or strategies for stormwater management?:
Yes

A brief description of other technologies or strategies for stormwater management employed:

Stormwater ceptors are used in the parking garages to collect the runoff and treat it before it is drained. UMMS also has a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan (SPCCP), which is currently being updated.


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