|Submission Date||May 1, 2015|
Director, Planning Design and Construction
Operations, Planning, and Construction
The University has implemented several strategies to enhance percolation of stormwater run-off into the groundwater aquifer and reduce the quantity of run-off from entering the stormwater drain system. For new construction, the runoff from the roofs is led to planter areas. For existing buildings, the University has disconnected the downspouts from the stormwater piping system. This allows the run-off to sheet-flow and percolate into the groundwater aquifer before it enters the stormwater system. The University is converting the grounds adjacent to the buildings to planter areas so that the hydrological retention time is increased.
When the University initiates a capital construction project (either new or renovation), the general contractor is required to take the necessary actions to prevent all construction-related activities from contaminating ground water runoff from entering the storm drain system.
CSUCI has initiated rainwater collection barrels in student housing, these were implemented through the Environmental Science department's student capstone projects.
Future projects are intended to implement further. These include ponding or swale areas for filtration, infiltration, evaporation, prior to overflowing to storm drain system. We corrected a problem with stream bed overflow that has caused flooding on campus in the past. We are implementing MS4 analysis efforts and will be studying some filtration devices pursuant to better runoff quality.
Several on-grade parking lots use crushed gravel as a means of providing needed parking inexpensively, but also to minimize the storm water runoff caused by these areas into the ground water.
Most have been disconnected
Sierra Hall garden has been installed.
In the West Campus area, stormwater run-off from the main campus is retained in a natural field area, allowing the water to percolate before it enters an unlined creek.
In the North Campus area, the land is required to remain open because it is part of a regional watershed plan to handle flooding, but it is also the area where much of the rain water runoff collects in any type of rain storm.
The campus's Margaret Burgess Courtyard uses vegetation-stone bioswale, vegetation-stone bioswale at MVS center, and vegetation bioswale at North Parking Lot to filter rainwater before it enters the ground water.
Most of the campus structures have sloped tile roofs. The campus standard for existing buildings and new construction is to only have building entrances be protected by rain gutters that discharge into vegetated areas. The remainder of the roof areas drains directly into vegetated areas which don’t impact the storm water pipe system.
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