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Liaison Jack Byrne
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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Middlebury College
OP-23: Stormwater Management

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Director of Sustainability Integration
Environmental Affair
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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:

The 2008 Campus Master Plan recommends the implementation of a rainwater collection system for water from the athletic fields, the water from which would be used to irrigate the fields. The Plan also calls for creation of additional raingardens and bioswales appropriately located around campus to reduce stormwater runoff and to improve water quality. Stormwater management is also covered in the sustainable design guidelines used for all new development projects on campus.


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?:
Yes

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

Atwater Dining Hall has a green roof planted with native plants. http://www.middlebury.edu/sustainability/design/atwater/atw_dining


Does the institution have porous paving?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's porous paving:

The blacktop surrounding the Alumni stadium artificial field is made of porous paving. This is a buffer to keep dirt and grass off of the artificial surface.


Does the institution have retention ponds?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:

There is an extensive retention pond south of the athletic fields that captures much of the storm water generated on campus. There is also a retention pond beside Atwater dining hall.


Does the institution have stone swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's stone swales:

We have several stone swales around campus. Our general practice is to line any swale with a greater than 5% pitch with stone. One example is a stone swale next to the main library, by the Garden of the Seasons.


Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:

Storm water from the Davis Family Library is managed through a system of collection areas, swales, and wet meadows. Similar systems are also in place for the Axinn Center and for Atwater Dining Hall and Halls A and B.


Does the institution employ any other technologies or strategies for stormwater management?:
No

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