Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.76
Liaison James Speer
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Indiana State University
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Bryan Duncan
Director of Capital Planning and Improvements
Facilities Management
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
Less comprehensive policies, plans or guidelines that incorporate green infrastructure

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

All campus parking lots and four residence halls drain into dry wells which relieves pressure on the antiquated sewage system of Terre Haute. We have installed four large rain gardens in the last few years to help with rainwater runoff. All of Chestunut street is drained without the need for sewer runoff. Our new North Residence Hall is completely disconnected from the storm water runoff.


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:

About 60% of the campus is irrigated. Scheduling and application of irrigation water is controlled by a TUCOR software program. This takes into account the average rainfall and temperatures which historically occur during the growing season (April to October). Water is conserved wherever possible.
Our campus irrigation water supply is drawn from ground water throughout the campus through a system of eight(8) wells, and replenished on campus through a system of dry wells, drainage swales and retention areas. Most watering occurs at night, using recommended application rates. However, it is not always possible to water only at night. Watering of newly laid sod and construction installations sometimes occurs during the day.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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550 gallons of harvested stored/used rainwater is attributed to our community garden's rainwater barrel. This barrel is used to irrigate garden crops throughout the growing year.

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