Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.42
Liaison Janet Purchase
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

California State University, Fullerton
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Pearl Boelter
Director, Environmental Health & Safety
Environmental Health & Safety
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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:

Native and drought-tolerant plant selections and designs have been made as a response to the Governor's call to reduce water consumption by 20%, and to incorporate all necessary strategies of rainwater retention and low water usage throughout the institution.

The campus utilizes various forms of bioswales, which include rock, grass, and vegetated swales in recent and future design and renovation areas. To date, the campus has renovated approximately six (6) landscaped areas from turf to vegetated and rock swales.

Reduction of water consumption is a state-mandated practice due to recent droughts. Rainwater retention through naturally-occurring hydro-logic features on campus has recently become an adopted design practice. Additionally, campus storm water infrastructure and management are being incorporated into campus beautification and landscape management strategic planning.


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:

Stormwater Management Program:
1. Identify pollutant sources potentially affecting the quality & quantity of storm water discharges.
2. Provide BMP's for municipal and small construction activities implemented by Cal State University, Fullerton staff and contractors.
3. Provide measurable goals for the implementation of SWMP to reduce the discharge of the identified pollutants in the storm drain system & associated water ways.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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