|Submission Date||Nov. 12, 2015|
Tufts follows Massachusetts' stormwater policies and regulations. See http://www.mass.gov/dep/water/wastewater/stormwat.htm for details.
Sophia Gordon Hall has a stormwater management system that exceeds the requirements of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Stormwater Management Policy and includes a reduction in peak stormwater runoff. The total site area of Sophia Gordon Hall is 50,000 square feet. 58% of the site (approximately 21,000 square feet) is pervious (i.e. water can penetrate directly into the soil). A number of catch basins, a Stormtech infiltration system, and an underground detention Advanced Drainage System (ADS) reduce the rate of runoff into the city's storm sewer by maintaining or holding the water and releasing it slowly.
Additional stormwater retention systems have been integrated into recent construction projects.
The use of a rain garden, swales, dry wells and detention ponds, proper aerating and soil amendments to promote infiltration.
Rain Gardens, rain barrels, and porous pavement are starting to be implemented as standard construction practices on the Medford campus. Rain barrels, swales, and detention ponds are used on the Grafton campus.
The Tisch library has a vegetated roof. For more information, see: http://tuftsjournal.tufts.edu/2010/06_1/briefs/02/
Permeable pavement sidewalks have been installed around a dormitory on the residential quadrangle on the Medford campus. Spaced pavers are used for rear entries and patios on the Grafton campus to encourage infiltration and curb excess water run off at its Wildlife Center.
The Loew Center on the Grafton campus utilizes disconnected rain leaders to provide lawn irrigation. Rain barrels are used at the Facilities Services headquarters on the Medford campus.
50% of the buildings on the Medford/Somerville campus have downspouts that drain into dry wells.
The Medford Campus has rain gardens at the lower campus dormitory quadrangle and 574 Boston Ave. The Grafton campus has a rain garden near the east patio of the Loew Center.
The Grafton campus has retention pond located at the intersection of Cornfield and Discovery Drives. The Medford campus has 10,000 gallon detention cisterns near the Tisch Fitness Center and Sophia Gorden Hall. Medford also has large stormwater retention areas located under the Bello sports field and near Baronian Field House. More details are described in the project manager's notes below.
Grafton has a stone swale on the east side of Cornfield Lane to minimize washout and another stone swale near the Loew Center.
Sophia Gordon Hall
Erosion and sediment from building sites can have considerable ecological consequences. During construction, a comprehensive erosion and sedimentation (E&S) plan was done and implemented.
The Athletics project (Steve Tisch Sports and Fitness Center) includes below-grade "Stormtech" storage chambers that retain stormwater runoff from the adjacent paved areas (primarily the parking lot behind the Eliot-Pearson School and the driveway along Gantcher Field House), allowing some infiltration and some temporary retention so that post-construction peak discharge rates from the overall site do not exceed pre-construction peak discharge rates from the overall site.
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