Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.68
Liaison Jennifer Palilonis
Submission Date July 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

Ball State University
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Michael Planton
Associate Director for Landscape and Environmental Management
Facilities Planning and Management
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
Comprehensive policies, plans or guidelines that require LID practices for all new projects

A brief description of the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices:

Construction site stormwater water management plans are submitted to the Indiana Dept. Environmental Mgmt. Division of Water for review prior to start of construction. Practices include:

*All new or renovation projects must have all drains and catch basins clearly labeled with "No Dumping Drains to River".
*Daily sweeping of streets and drives
*Weekly site inspections
*Truck tire washing before leaving construction site
*Designated concrete truck wash area
*The elimination of straw bales as "best management practices" and replaced with drain inserts, filter fabric and compost socks.

*On-going campus operations stormwater management practices include:
*Weekly scheduled sweeping of streets, parking lots and service drives
*Catch basins are cleared of debris each month
*Catch basins are on a five year cycle to be cleaned and inspected
*Elimination of sand in snow and ice removal operations.
* Use of liquid ice melter to reduce use of granular products
* Installation of green roofs, bioswales, rain barrels and cisterns
* Campus signage in parking lots to report spills and leaks from vehicles
* Annual training of employees on spill prevention and clean-up
* Use of trash / recycling dumpsters without drain holes
* installation of underground rain water storage retention systems


A copy of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines:
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A brief description of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines that supports the responses above:

Follow rules 327IAC (S-5) State Regulations for construction site protection.
BMPs implemented including regular power sweeping of streets and parking lots.


Website URL where information about the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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