Event Title

Green Infrastructure - MSU,M Parking Lot Reconstruction Project

Presenter Information

Gregory Moulton

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

16-4-2013 2:00 PM

End Date

16-4-2013 4:00 PM

Student's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Mentor's Name

Matthew Durand

Mentor's Department

Construction Management

Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Description

In order for the MSU/Mankato Campus to prepare for the eventual designation and responsibility of becoming a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4), construction management students developed and estimated green infrastructure projects to be implemented when two campus parking lots are reconstructed, improving the stormwater runoff from campus property. The green infrastructure projects will reduce pollutant and sediment discharges into the Minnesota River Basin, an impaired water by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The green infrastructure projects include rain gardens, tree trenches and three tree-boxes. With the future adoption of MS4 designation looming, there is a future responsibility to improve stormwater quality before it is released into the Minnesota River Basin. Part of the responsibility of MS4 designation is acceptance of a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) of sedimentation and pollution that can be legally discharged into State waters. By implementing green infrastructure practices the University can provide filtration of the current stormwater while removing pollution and sediments currently being discharged from campus property. Through the reduction of impervious areas on Campus, the University will reduce the volume of stormwater runoff, thereby, reducing downstream flooding loads. The research gained through this study will allow the University to review the total stormwater volume reduction, total phosphorus removal, total suspended solids removal and project costs for each of the green infrastructure practices. The knowledge gained will also allow the University to better understand benefits and site conditions needed to implement successful green infrastructure projects on Campus while reducing impacts to State Waters.

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Green Infrastructure - MSU,M Parking Lot Reconstruction Project

CSU Ballroom

In order for the MSU/Mankato Campus to prepare for the eventual designation and responsibility of becoming a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4), construction management students developed and estimated green infrastructure projects to be implemented when two campus parking lots are reconstructed, improving the stormwater runoff from campus property. The green infrastructure projects will reduce pollutant and sediment discharges into the Minnesota River Basin, an impaired water by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The green infrastructure projects include rain gardens, tree trenches and three tree-boxes. With the future adoption of MS4 designation looming, there is a future responsibility to improve stormwater quality before it is released into the Minnesota River Basin. Part of the responsibility of MS4 designation is acceptance of a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) of sedimentation and pollution that can be legally discharged into State waters. By implementing green infrastructure practices the University can provide filtration of the current stormwater while removing pollution and sediments currently being discharged from campus property. Through the reduction of impervious areas on Campus, the University will reduce the volume of stormwater runoff, thereby, reducing downstream flooding loads. The research gained through this study will allow the University to review the total stormwater volume reduction, total phosphorus removal, total suspended solids removal and project costs for each of the green infrastructure practices. The knowledge gained will also allow the University to better understand benefits and site conditions needed to implement successful green infrastructure projects on Campus while reducing impacts to State Waters.

Recommended Citation

Moulton, Gregory. "Green Infrastructure - MSU,M Parking Lot Reconstruction Project." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 16, 2013.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2013/poster-session-B/10