Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.50
Liaison Elaine Durr
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Elon University
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Tom Flood
Associate Director; Director
Physical Plant; Landscaping and Grounds
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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:

State and local government agencies mandate stormwater mitigation rules, which define required efforts for stormwater quantity detention and quality improvement with review and approval by the local jurisdiction. The most significant of these is the extensive use of bio-filtration cells for improvement of water quality and detention. These are required as permanent fixtures on essentially all new projects. Recent examples include:
The Station at Millpoint - four large bio-retention basins
Hunt Softball Facility - contains 16 bio-retention basins
South Campus - one large dry detention pond
Historic Neighborhood Parking Lot - underground storage devise which limits run-off rates and collects sediment
McMichael Science Parking Lot – one large bioretention basin designed to attract pollinator species
Schar Hall, Steers Pavilion – underground storage device which limits run-off rates and collects sediment
Schar Center – wet detention basin

The university directs (whenever topographical elevations permit) all storm drainage water into three existing stormwater detention ponds, which are used as the primary irrigation source for the campus.


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 directs (whenever topographical elevations permit) all storm drainage water into three existing stormwater detention ponds, which are used as the primary irrigation source for the campus. This system does not address all of the university's property.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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