Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.21
Liaison Jeremy King
Submission Date Sept. 19, 2022

STARS v2.2

Denison University
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Jeremy King
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the President
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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:

Denison maintains a number of stone and vegetated swales, as well as, retention ponds around campus buildings and parking lots to reduce the effects and impact of storm water runoff.

Construction of the Eisner Performing Arts Center included an extensive storm water diversion and retention area. https://denison.edu/campus/finance-management/wh/88196

Construction of a wetland/pond to capture rainwater runoff from buildings and parking lots was completed in association with the renovation to the athletic center and addition of a natatorium.

Denison conforms to all local and state environmental regulations for storm water management.


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:

Denison partnered with the Village of Granville to create numerous storm water retention ponds to alleviate problems in the Village. These ponds were located on Denison property.

The institution diverts rainwater from some building roof tops into a cistern to use for irrigation purposes.

There are a number of bioswales on campus and the college actively maintains its tree canopy having well over 5000 trees located on the main campus.


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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