Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.35
Liaison Mike Evans
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
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Williams College
Tier2-4: Snow and Ice Removal

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 David Fitzgerald
Horticulturist and Grounds Supervisor
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Has the institution implemented technologies or strategies to reduce the environmental impacts of snow and ice removal?:

A brief description of the snow and ice removal program, policy, or practice:
Use sand and rock salt mix on roads and sidewalks. Roads are not sanded until needed. It is applied only after snow has been cleared. At entryways, we use just magnesium chloride which is easier on the sidewalk and grounds and reduces sand and contaminants entering the buildings. Magnesium chloride on the top deck of parking garage, due to the metal expansion joints. A sand / salt mixture reduces the amount of salt used. Catch basins are cleaned annually. Mechanical equipment is used to control the amount of material applied.

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

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