Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.35
Liaison Mary Lucus
Submission Date March 14, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Belmont University
OP-27: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Mary Lucus
Director, IR
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Does the institution use Low Impact Development (LID) practices as a matter of policy or standard practice to reduce rainwater/stormwater runoff volume and improve outgoing water quality for new construction, major renovation, and other projects?:

A brief description of the institution’s Low Impact Development (LID) practices:

Strategy is to monitor and maintain current and future storm water detention structures.

Has the institution adopted a rainwater/stormwater management policy, plan, or strategies that mitigate the rainwater runoff impacts of ongoing campus operations through the use of green infrastructure? :

A brief description of the institution’s rainwater/stormwater management policy, plan, and/or strategies for ongoing campus operations:

We monitor and inspect ten (10) storm water detention devices to ensure storm water runoff is free of solid waste before being released to the Metro Nashville Storm Water System. We provide inspection reports to Nashville Storm Water Services Department on an annual basis.

A brief description of any rainwater harvesting employed by the institution:

Belmont installed a water detention/collection system under the McWhorter Pharmacy building during construction. This device now has the garage collection devices in the Gordon Inman Building and Wedgewood Academic Center pumping water to this one distribution location.
A Water Tronics system is used to pump this water into our irrigation system.

Rainwater harvested directly and stored/used by the institution, performance year:

A brief description of any rainwater filtering systems employed by the institution to treat water prior to release:

Each storm water detention device contains a solids capturing device which prevents cans, bottles, or other solid waste from entering the storm system.

A brief description of any living or vegetated roofs on campus:

The fourth floor south roof of McWhorter Building is 7020 square feet of native vegetation.
The Dickens Hall garage also has two "Green Roof" structures installed along with four (4) separate "Green Roof" structures. All are planted with native vegetation.

A brief description of any porous (i.e. permeable) paving employed by the institution:

A brief description of any downspout disconnection employed by the institution:

A brief description of any rain gardens on campus:

A brief description of any stormwater retention and/or detention ponds employed by the institution:

Retention ponds - Yes - our current structures are underground devices which collect water from area drains around buildings and then slowly release water to the city storm water system.

A brief description of any bioswales on campus (vegetated, compost or stone):

A brief description of any other rainwater management technologies or strategies employed by the institution:

The website URL where information about the institution’s rainwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:

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