Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.89
Liaison Marian Brown
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2017
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Wells College
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Marian Brown
Center for Sustainability and the Environment
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
Comprehensive policies, plans or guidelines that require LID practices for all new projects

A brief description of the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices:

Under New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) process for new construction or major renovation projects. As part of that review process, a comprehensive environmental assessments must be performed. Per DEC regulation, construction activities disturbing one or more acres of soil must be authorized under the General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities. Permittees are required to develop a SWPPP to prevent discharges of construction-related pollutants to surface waters.

For smaller projects, our Facilities Landscape crews observe the principles and practices of the NY DEC Stormwater Management Design Manual, where practicable.

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:

Wells College is in the enviable position of being located in a temperate zone with plentiful rainwater. The College is beginning to be more mindful of opportunities to utilize rainwater for irrigation purposes to replace the processed potable water the College produces for both campus and village purposes. Most of the current stormwater management strategies employed relate to grounds as opposed to building-related stormwater management practices.

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