|Submission Date||June 28, 2013|
Office of Sustainability
Storm water is reduced by directing potential runoff to areas that could benefit from the water, such as landscaping or seeded/turf areas.
New building projects have been encouraged (but not mandated) to meet LEED requirements related to stormwater management (maintaining or reducing rate and volume of stormwater runoff).
1. West Campus features a retention and infiltration pond (include approx catchment area). The pond also provides for removal of sediment and phosphorus.
2. The new Taylor Family Quad incorporates a stormwater pond which is also an aesthetic landscape feature, this controls the rate of release to the storm system. The Quadrangle also incorporates stormwater infiltration zones through landscape design strategies. Hard surfaces employ paving units to provide a semi-permeable surface.
A bioswale was installed in a parking lot (Lot 10) to control the rate of run-off and to provide stormwater filtration prior to discharge to the storm system.
As part of a pilot, the new Yamnuska Hall student residence, will include a storm-ceptor installed in the parking lot catch basin to remove fine particulates from run-off. The device will be tested over the next year and may lead to the installation of additional devices across campus.
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