Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.28
Liaison Ciara Tennis
Submission Date Nov. 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

Eastern Connecticut State University
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Renee Theroux-Keech
Interim Director
Office of Facilities Management & Planning
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
No written policies, plans or guidelines, but green infrastructure and LID practices are used

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

Eastern does not have an explicit LID policy in place, but had integrated LID into recent projects. In front of Eastern's Science Building there is a bioswale which includes native vegetation, pervious pavement and rainwater collection system of troughs. At one of the lower points on campus during rain events, storm water runs off toward the Science Building and is slowed down by planted vegetation on steep slopes, pervious pavement and bioswale collection. Eastern also uses a variety of sustainable landscaping methods across campus, including planting larger vegetation on steep slopes to reduce erosion.
Eastern follows state policies that encourage rainwater practices.


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:

In front of Eastern's Science Building there is a bioswale which includes native vegetation, pervious pavement and rainwater collection system of troughs. At one of the lower points on campus during rain events, storm water runs off toward the Science Building and is slowed down by planted vegetation on steep slopes, pervious pavement and bioswale collection. Eastern also uses a variety of sustainable landscaping methods across campus, including planting larger vegetation on steep slopes to reduce erosion. Eastern follows state policies that encourage rainwater practices.


Website URL where information about the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Information for this credit was provided by Renee Theroux-Keech, Director of Facilities Management & Planning.

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