|Submission Date||Feb. 6, 2013|
Western Washington University
OP-23: Stormwater Management
Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from new development projects? :
Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from ongoing campus operations? :
A brief description of the institution's stormwater management initiatives:
Western Washington has an extensive storm water management plan that is updated regularly. Part 1 and Part 2 are both discussed within the policy. Our institution’s policy mainly focuses on the storm water runoff for ongoing campus operations but also includes specifics on construction/renovation runoff. Our institution focuses on reducing storm water runoff from these sites and actively participates in efforts to mitigate water quality. All Facilities Management vehicles and equipment that use hydraulic fluids and combustion motors are equipped with spill kits. Mobile spill kits are located on main campus and at the Shannon Point Marine Center in Anacortes to deal with larger spills that may affect stormwater quality.
-WWU’s storm water program overview can be seen on our website:
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?:
A brief description of the institution's living or vegetated roof:
-WWU's Miller Hall has a vegetated roof as part of its LEED remodel. The “green roof” is Western’s first vegetated roofing project and is designed to cover a Student Collaboration Space near the building’s courtyard. Additionally, the vegetation installed is sedum, a small, dense, flowering plant species that will require very little maintenance or water usage.
Information on the roofing project can be found online at :
Does the institution have porous paving?:
A brief description of the institution's porous paving:
The surface area around the Buchanan Tower addition is equipped with permeable surfaces to mitigate ground water runoff. This surface is in the form of open grid pavement.
Does the institution have retention ponds?:
A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:
Does the institution have stone swales?:
A brief description of the institution's stone swales:
Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:
Does the institution employ any other technologies or strategies for stormwater management?:
A brief description of other technologies or strategies for stormwater management employed:
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