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1 Integrated Water Management at a Rapidly Growing, Drought Prone Campus Sally Hoyt, Stormwater Engineer Cindy Shea, Sustainability Director The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference April 16, 2013

2 Outline Overview of Water Programs on Campus Water Conservation Stormwater Non-Potable Water Closer Look at Management Strategies Non-Potable Water Stormwater

3 Water Conservation

4 Showers Faucet Aerators Toilets LOW FLOW FIXTURES

5 Lab Equipment

6 Stormwater and Development Boom Largest Expansion in campus history Number of stormwater control measures on campus rises from 12 to over 200 UNC-Chapel Hill Master Plan Campus Ayers Saint Gross, Architects

7 Surface Parking to Mixed Use Rams Head: Dining Hall, Recreation Center, Grocery Store, 3 Level Parking Deck, Intensive Green Roof Bell Tower: Genome Sciences, Bell Tower Deck, Central Park

8 Green Roofs Global Education Center (L) Carrington Hall (R)

9 Permeable Pavement Estes Park & Ride (L) NC Botanical garden (R)

10 2007 = Worst Drought in History Exceptional Drought Extreme Drought Severe Drought

11 Non-Potable Water Uses at UNC Athletic Field Irrigation Toilet Flushing Landscape IrrigationCooling Towers

12 Rainwater Harvesting NC Botanical Garden (L) Bell Tower Project (R)

13 Reclaimed Water

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15 Seasonality & Peaks Notes: Based on billing dates; includes UNC Hospitals

16 Non-Potable Water Program Non-Potable Water Condensate Reclaimed Water Surface Stormwater Rooftop Rainwater

17 FY14 Preliminary Rate - Non Potable Water

18 Lesson 1: Set-up Organizational Structure During Design System Planning Manage Operations and Repairs Utility Structure Energy Services Permitting/Regulatory Compliance Staff Training Monthly Reporting and Record-Keeping EHS Preventive Maintenance and Repairs Plumbing and Electrical Shops NPW Responsibilities:

19 Lesson 2: Dont rely on the regulations and regulatory reviews. Initial Construction After Corrected

20 Lesson 3: Mind the Gap… …Between the Civil Engineer and Plumbing Engineer.

21 Lesson 4: Develop a Cross-Connection Control Program TRAINING Staff Contractors PHYSICAL Labels Colors Different Pipe Materials Signs TESTING Initial construction After renovation Azsustainability.com

22 Lesson 5: What kind of water? Establish consistent terminology Graywater? We dont have graywater! Lessons: Educate owner/designer/staff about non-potable water Use correct terminology (in code, at site)

23 Lesson 6: Take advantage of the opportunity to educate

24 Lesson 7: You can change the plumbing code!

25 Lesson 8: Stormwater Quality as a Program Driver

26 Lesson 9: Dont ignore your pipes

27 Lesson 10 (State Schools): Run your own NPDES MS4 Program Pollution Detection and Elimination, Erosion Controls, Spill Response, Training

28 NPDES Stormwater Program Street sweeping, mapping, storm drain cleaning and BMP maintenance, inspections

29 Stormwater Funding ADD IA MAP

30 Questions?


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