Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.86
Liaison Jonathan Rausseo
Submission Date April 10, 2013
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

University of Ottawa
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Alexis Michaud
Grounds Supervisor
Physical Resources
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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:
The University of Ottawa has an agreement with the City that insists that there is zero impact on the environment due to water run-off. As such, the university has included in its site approval plan the zero impact principle.

Above and beyond the campus sewer system, each rooftop at the University of Ottawa has a storm water management mechanism to restrict flow during heavy rain activities.

Additionally, the university’s Sports Field doubles a storm water management system. It is a type of French drain that retains water run-off from the campus before it can reach the community.

The website URL where information about the institution's stormwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:
Does the institution have a living or vegetated roof?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's living or vegetated roof:
There are currently 3 vegetated roofs on campus with another 3 currently under construction. One of these green roofs may in fact be the first ever built in the City of Ottawa

Does the institution have porous paving?:
No

A brief description of the institution's porous paving:
It doesn't succeed well here.

Does the institution have retention ponds?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:
There is a giant French drain underneath the football field at the Sports complex. The retention area is about 5 feet deep and has been emulated by the City in an adjacent city project.

Does the institution have stone swales?:
No

A brief description of the institution's stone swales:
The University of Ottawa does not have stone swales.

Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:
The campus has a bio swale located next to the sports complex. The area is ditched and has greenery to evaporate water

Does the institution employ any other technologies or strategies for stormwater management?:
No

A brief description of other technologies or strategies for stormwater management employed:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
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