Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 37.54
Liaison Krista Bailey
Submission Date Dec. 17, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Indiana University South Bend
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Tiffany German
Environmental Health & Safety
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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:

Indiana University's Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program requires the use of best management practices at our construction sites to reduce sediment in run-off, and we must have adequately designed best management practices in place to take care of run-off after construction (post-construction BMPs).

More detail on IU South Bend's green infrastructure and LID practices can be obtained from Capital Projects and Facilities (CPF). https://cpf.iu.edu/

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:

Indiana University maintains a Storm water Protection Program (that identifies the requirements of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Storm water Program in accordance with the Clean Water Act, Chapter 402(p) regulated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency). The program outlines authority and responsibility, program elements, and training and recordkeeping requirements. Further, IUEHS maintains the Storm Water Quality Management Plan which includes a number of elements under the following headings: public education and outreach, public participation and involvement, illicit discharge detection and elimination, construction site and post-construction runoff control, and pollution prevention and good housekeeping. Details can be viewed at: https://protect.iu.edu/environmental-health/environmental-management/water-quality/index.html.

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

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