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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.03
Liaison Nancy Wilkin
Submission Date May 26, 2014
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STARS v1.1

Royal Roads University
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Brie Haley
Team Member
Bsc
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 institution is located on federal land and is therefore subject to federal legislation. According to the Federal Fisheries Act, deleterious substances may not enter a fish-bearing stream. During construction fish-bearing waterways are protected by ensuring runoff does not enter the waterways and environmental monitors must be present on-site during construction. Before construction or road work, a federal environmental assessment must be completed. During ongoing campus operations, stormwater is not highly contaminated and recharges local groundwater. Landscaping and grounds use groundwater for irrigation, so in this sense the water is recycled. Rainwater collection is also done and is used for flushing toilets. Finally, all fish-bearing water bodies are monitored.


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?:
No

A brief description of the institution's living or vegetated roof:
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Does the institution have porous paving?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's porous paving:

Non-porous paving is minimized. Major roads are paved and two parking lots are paved, the others are gravel. Non-porous paving of paths is also minimized. The only path that is paved is the one to Hatley Castle. The rest of the paths on campus are gravel.


Does the institution have retention ponds?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:

There are natural retention ponds on site including a wetland and a kettle lake.


Does the institution have stone swales?:
No

A brief description of the institution's stone swales:
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Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:

The vegetated swales surround the creeks in the formal garden and were built for aesthetic and water quality purposes.


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:

RRU has partnered with Camosun College for a pilot project regarding storm drains in one of the parking lots. The project is meant to ensure that no oil and other chemicals enter the watershed.


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