Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.47
Liaison Ryan Todd
Submission Date March 1, 2021

STARS v2.2

California State University, Sacramento
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
1.00 / 2.00 Kristina Cullen
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities Management—Sustainability
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
Less comprehensive policies, plans or guidelines that incorporate green infrastructure

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

Sacramento State has implemented a variety of stormwater treatment devices on campus. Low impact development (LID) stormwater capture and treatment devices are required for any construction projects with greater than 2,500 square feet of impervious surface. Construction of newest buildings such as parking structure 5 includes the installation of a series or infiltration trenches and planters as well as a living roof. In addition, as part of a retrofit project, Sacramento State in conjunction with the Office of Water Programs engineered 25 LID stormwater capture and treatment devices on campus to filter an estimated 6.1 million gallons of storm water per year. Go to the following link for more information on the project: http://www.owp.csus.edu/csus-lid/ The devices include bioretention planters, bioswales, rain gardens, rooftop disconnects, porous pavement, and a green street. The devices are designed to capture and treat over 13 acre-feet of stormwater runoff every year.


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:

The University is dedicated to implementing sustainable stormwater management practices and protecting the American River, which is located on the eastern side of the campus. The focus is on using LID devices to filter stormwater before it reaches the American River. Sacramento State Facilities Management (FM) is dedicated to properly maintaining all LID devices. They will follow guidance provided in the recently prepared "Campus LID Operation and Maintenance Manual". The University also has a master plan dedicated to sustainability (including LID stormwater devices).


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