Stormwater Management

Rutgers University Facilities approaches stormwater management in a sustainable and ecologically friendly manner. The green infrastructure approach considers stormwater management as a part of a broader ecological systems approach using a combination of bioengineering techniques and native landscape practices within the campus context. Examples of this approach used on campus include receiving, retaining, and filtering stormwater in a way that may preserve or mimic natural hydrological patterns and creating natural habitat for diverse ecosystems (by allowing natural succession of native plants that provide habitat and stormwater filtration).