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Environmental Health & Safety
Stormwater Management Program
Under federal and state guidelines, the UW is classified as a Phase I Permit Secondary Permittee, and must comply with applicable Phase I Permit requirements. The UW must also comply with all relevant ordinances, rules and regulations of the local jurisdiction (City of Seattle).
The University of Washington has a series on initiatives to handle the storm water problem.
- Public education and outreach on the impacts of stormwater pollution.
- Public involvement and participation.
- Detection and elimination of illicit discharges.
- Construction site stormwater runoff control.
- Post-construction stormwater management for new development and redevelopment.
- Pollution prevention and good housekeeping for facilities operations.
For more information on each initiatives, see following link: http://www.ehs.washington.edu/epowaterqual/smpseattle.pdf
The Center for Urban Horticulture has a small cistern.
Mercer Court, apartment style residence halls, collects rainwater for laundry.
There are living roofs on some of the new construction and on top of some of the underground parking.
No. Retention ponds are not generally used in the Pacific Northwest. Detention is the typical option. The University is not required, by City of Seattle ordinance, to provided detention for storm water facilities discharging to the City storm system or Lake Washington.
1 typical 200 foot biofitration swale and 1 water quality swale.
Stormfilters by Contech Stormwater solutions (about 18 cartridges total) and 2 stormceptor products are currently in use.
We also have 2 rain gardens and 1 bioretention facility
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