Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.32
Liaison Ken Lindeman
Submission Date April 24, 2020

STARS v2.2

Florida Institute of Technology
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Quinn Duffy
University Sustainability Officer
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

The university employs the use of storm water retention ponds and detention ponds across campus. This allows the University to capture the rainwater for use in irrigation and also to reduce campus flooding, and storm system overflows. The detention ponds allow the water to percolate back into the soil in a safe manner. Low Impact Design (LID) is considered with any new campus building construction project.

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:

The university in recent years has constructed a series of green containment ponds that allow for the capture of rainwater from impervious surfaces rather than draining directly into the city’s storm sewers. The university can use this water for irrigation throughout the campus to help regulate pond levels and prevent future overflows.

Website URL where information about the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data sourced from the Ground's Manager within the campus's Facilities Operations Department.

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