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Liaison Claudia Kent
Submission Date July 28, 2011
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Haverford College
OP-23: Stormwater Management

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Sustainability Coordinator/Organic Garden Advisor
Facilities Management
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Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from new development projects? :
Yes

Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from ongoing campus operations? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution's stormwater management initiatives:

A variety of techniques are used to manage stormwater. Ongoing construction projects use large socks to help slow rain water running from the site into the nearby stream. The college also uses, vegetated swales, porous paving parking lots, stone swales etc.


The website URL where information about the institution's stormwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:
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Does the institution have a living or vegetated roof?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's living or vegetated roof:

5,700 square foot extensive green roof on top of campus building. Planted with sedums


Does the institution have porous paving?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's porous paving:

Haverford College currently has 480 porous parking spaces contained in three areas. South lot holds 277 vehicles, Orchard Lot holds 103 vehicles and Walton Road holds 100 vehicles on a gravel base specifically designed to drain water and provide protection and moisture to mature oaks.


Does the institution have retention ponds?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:

Haverford College has one retention pond. It is densely planted


Does the institution have stone swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's stone swales:

Haverford College has one stone swale located on Coursey Road. It's current function is to slow water down before it hits the stream adding to erosion.


Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:

A large vegetated swale is located on Barclay Beach, it captures water before running into the duckpond. It's planted with a variety of native species.


Does the institution employ any other technologies or strategies for stormwater management?:
Yes

A brief description of other technologies or strategies for stormwater management employed:

Athletic center captures gray water in an underground tankfor non potable use.


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