|Submission Date||Dec. 11, 2020|
University of Toronto Mississauga
OP-22: Rainwater Management
|0.50 / 2.00||
Director, Utilities & Sustainability
Facilities Management & Planning
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:
UTM has been using green infrastructure and low impact development to manage rainwater for many years.
A total of 8 UTM buildings have green roofs (Recreation, Athletics, & Wellness Centre; Innovation Complex; Deerfield Hall; Maanjiwe Nendamowinan; Communication, Culture, & Technology Building; Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre; Instructional Building; and Health Sciences Complex). Whenever large new buildings are constructed, one or more green roofs are always part of the design.
The campus also has rainwater reuse systems on several buildings. The Instructional Building's rainwater reuse system uses collected water for irrigation of the building's green roof. Deerfield Hall, the Health Sciences Complex, and Maanjiwe Nendamowinan all use reused rainwater both for irrigation and flushing toilets.
The UTM campus has also used permeable pavement in some areas outside the Maanjiwe Nendamowinan building.
In addition, the UTM campus has a large stormwater management pond. The pond is designed to collect all of the campus stormwater and allow contaminants to naturally filter out before the water moves to the Credit River. The area around the pond is planted with native species of trees, shrubs, and wildflowers, and provides habitat for birds, mammals, and insects. The pond is frequently used by undergraduate students for water quality monitoring projects.
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:
While we do not have any formal rainwater management policy, plan, or guidelines, we have several projects on campus that manage rainwater in a sustainable way, described above.
Website URL where information about the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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