|Submission Date||July 27, 2017|
University of New Hampshire
OP-23: Rainwater Management
|2.00 / 2.00||
Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
A brief description of the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices:
Through close collaboration between the UNH Stormwater Center and the Campus Planning office, UNH takes a holistic approach to stormwater management on campus. UNH has sited more than a dozen green infrastructure installations across our core campus, including bioretention areas, tree filters, sub-service gravel filters, green roofs, permeable and porous pavement installations and others, which serve both a functional and a research purpose. For a (partial) map of these installations, see https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1ppyPrWUhqpth1-NUnVTcHeOFvME&ll=43.13726499715662%2C-70.94125269577017&z=14.
For more information, see https://www.unh.edu/unhsc/.
Low Impact Development practices are also mandated in our Campus Master Plan, accompanying Landscape Master Plan, and our Construction guidelines.
A copy of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines:
A brief description of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines that supports the responses above:
UNH and the New Hampshire Seacoast Storm Water Coalition have written Guidelines and Standard Operation Procedures for Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination, Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping. These guidelines are followed by UNH planning, facilities and grounds and events staff. This document can be found on the State of New Hampshire's Department of Environmental Services website at des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/stormwater/categories/publications.htm and on the UNH website at https://www.unh.edu/facilities/storm-water-management.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Stormwater Management Plan:
Stormwater Management Pamphlet:
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