In 2010, MCAD installed 3 perforated underground stormwater retention tanks. Holding up to 42,000 gallons, they effectively manage all stormwater run-off on site and slowly release it back into the soil at MCAD rather than sending the run-off down stream. Landscaping with perennial grasses and an increase in shade producing trees helps maintain on-site water retention, reduce irrigation, and support a healthier eco-system on campus. Currently installed above MCAD's Main Building entrance is a 16 x 24 foot tamarack wetland; a green roof that is designed and engineered to re-circulate water via solar pump that collects in a cistern nearby. You can observe the field station from the second floor gallery and skyway of the Main building, or for more information, visit mcad.edu/features/reconstituting-the-landscape. Below are some other great projects that keep our valuable water resource in mind.
- Water bottle filling station available in Morrison Building
- Flow restrictions on residential faucets, showers and toilets
- Flow restrictions in academic facilities for faucets, toilets and urinals