Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.91
Liaison Elizabeth Swiman
Submission Date Dec. 19, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Florida State University
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Stacy Slavichak
Water Resources Manager
Utilities and Engineering Services
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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:

Stormwater management is a permitted process in the State of Florida. All stormwater is managed in accordance to operating permits for new and existing buildings.

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:

Stormwater management is a crucial component for the control of runoff and pollution. FSU is located in a region that is important in many aspects of water management for this region of the state. Stormwater from campus flows into the regional retention facilities to the south of campus and eventually joins other sources and flows into the Gulf of Mexico or helps to recharge the aquifer that is the source for much of Florida's drinking water. Based on the size and types of facilities that are on campus, a stormwater permit is required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). The campus stormwater management plan identifies sources and the final destination for all water that is introduced to the campus via a rain event. In accordance with FSU’s permit, campus activities are conducted in such a manner as to minimize and/or prevent stormwater contamination and polluted runoff from facilities. There are a variety of activities that are monitored and controlled to help meet the requirements. FSU’s stormwater permitting is regulated and routine inspections are completed by the City of Tallahassee.

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