Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 38.32
Liaison Debbie Namugayi
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Eastern Kentucky University
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Debbie Namugayi
Sustainability Manager
Office of Sustainability
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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:

EKU is a designated MS4 and is required to maintain a Stormwater Quality Management Plan (SQWMP). EKU is committed to reducing impermeable surface area on campus. As a result, the University must meet the following Minimum Control Measures (MCM's):

1. Provide public education on the impacts of polluted urban runoff
2. Establish programs for public involvement and participation
3. Develop and implement a plan for illicit discharge detection and elimination
4. Establish guidelines and develop and implement a program of control for construction site storm water runoff when more than 1 acre is disturbed
5. Establish guidelines and develop and enforce a program for post-construction storm water management
6. Develop and implement responsible campus operations for good housekeeping and pollution prevention


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:

As a result of EKU's commitment to rainwater management the University has constructed a simulated wetland on the north side of campus to harvest rainwater from the rooftop and surrounding area around the Science Building, constructed the Summit Street parking lot using permeable pavers, converted impervious walking paths across campus to permeable surfaces.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Bill Rhodes - Facilities Services
Kishore Acharya - Capital Construction & Planning Administration
Dekia Gaither - Environmental Health & Safety

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