Grand Valley State University was honored for its storm water management practices at the American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan awards ceremony on Feb. 25.

Assistant Vice President for Facilities Planning James Moyer and geology professor Peter Wampler attended the event, where the university received an Honorable Conceptor award and was also awarded the Judge’s Choice for Panel Design.

Moyer said the university has implemented several infrastructure projects to manage storm water, including wetland construction, green roofs and rain gardens installations and storm water collection that is used for campus irrigation.

The storm water management complex near the Allendale television tower provides treatment for storm water generated from 123 acres, and diverts significant amounts of runoff storm water away from the Grand River ravines.

Grand Valley has worked with Grand Rapids-based firm Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr Huber, Inc. to develop and implement a campus storm water management plan.

For more information, visit or contact James Moyer at [email protected] or (616) 331-3843.