Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.85
Liaison Vic Shelburne
Submission Date Nov. 26, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Clemson University
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Charly McConnell
Water Resources Extension Agent
Cooperative Extension
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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:

Clemson University has established Policy 17 to aid with stormwater planning and management on campus. This policy suggests the use of low impact development methods where practical throughout campus.


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

◻ Permeable Pavement has been installed to help promote infiltration where the rain falls instead of having it run off like traditional pavement. An example of this can be found at the parking log in front of the Strom Thurmond Institute

◻ Rain Gardens are simply gardens that help to intercept stormwater runoff and infiltrate it into the ground. To date there are 4 rain gardens installed on campus, with plans to incorporate two more at the new Business Center building

◻ Planter Boxes are featured at the Life Sciences Building on campus. These gardens are engineered in a stair step pattern that allows rain water to flow from one box to another while infiltrating into the ground

◻ Rain Barrels are used to collect and harvest rainwater off of rooftops. One of these can be found outside of Lehotsky Hall

◻ Green Roofs are simply roofs that are covered with vegetation which help to capture rainwater before it runs off. A great example of this can be found on top of the Lee III building

◻ Floating Wetlands can be installed to help take up excess nutrients that are found within a pond. Two of these have been installed at the ponds at Jervey Meadows

◻ Parking Lot Swales help to reduce stormwater runoff from parking lots. There are currently 16 parking lots on campus with installed swales or grassy areas within the lots.


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