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UNC Bell Tower Stormwater Management Services

Key challenges for this mixed-use project, which involves one of the largest buildings ever completed on the UNC campus, included stormwater management, limited potable water supply, incorporation of sustainable environmental design principles, and planning for long-term sustainable asset management. To ensure sustainability and eliminate the need for potable water, a 330,000-gallon non-potable water cistern, fed by roof water and supplemented with reclaimed water, creates a non-potable source for campus usage. The project also features a 360,000-gallon concrete detention structure. Together, the stormwater and reclaimed water are viewed as a single resource which will serve as predecessor to future facilities on campus.

Project Details

Client Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Location Chapel Hill, NC
Categories Stormwater