Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Dan Wakelee
Submission Date May 1, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

California State University, Channel Islands
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jose Antonio Chanes
AD of Infrastructure and Energy
Facilities Services
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Bio-SWIPE Stormwater Treatment Project

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

The campus tested the effectiveness of a prototype Bio-SWIPE filter to improve the water quality of storm runoff into adjacent riparian areas. As part of a senior capstone project two Environmental Science and Resource Management students tested water quality following use of a novel storm drain filter called Bio-Swipe. This is part of the campus efforts to comply with EPA Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program requirements. The results of this test show significant reductions in multiple pollutants in campus runoff. As a result of this effort, the campus will install additional Bio-SWIPE filters as part of its MS4 compliance efforts.


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

Water runoff was tested at four sites following a rain event, a wash event and a dry weather event. Lab results for 37 parameters showed significant reductions in pollutants in all four locations tested.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
Curriculum Yes
Research Yes
Campus Engagement No
Public Engagement No
Air & Climate No
Buildings No
Dining Services No
Energy No
Grounds No
Purchasing No
Transportation No
Waste No
Water Yes
Coordination, Planning & Governance No
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work No
Investment No

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
Storm water runoff

The website URL where information about the innovation is available:
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