Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.94
Liaison Robin Frederick
Submission Date July 21, 2022

STARS v2.2

Indiana University Southeast
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Rob Poff
Executive Director
Facility Operations
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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 Southeast 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 Southeast 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:

IU is required, under provisions of the Clean Water Act (CWA) to protect campus waters from pollution caused by petroleum spills, stormwater runoff, and point source discharges. IUEHS (IU Environmental Health and Safety) ensures compliance with water quality regulations for all campuses through established programs and standard operating procedures. The IU Stormwater Protection Program includes requirements for permitting, chemical storage inspections, spill prevention, drain, and outfall inspections, construction site monitoring, identification and implementation of best management practices (BMPs), and following up on campus pollution reports. IU works with community partners as well as state and local regulating authorities to ensure the highest degree of protection from stormwater runoff for water resources on and around its campuses.

Indiana University has implemented a Storm Water Quality Management Plan (SWQMP) in accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s NPDES Phase II requirements which were interpreted for the state of Indiana by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, 327IAC15-13. Outlined within this permit are six minimum control measures that act as guidelines for municipalities, universities, and correction institutions to follow to minimize the harmful effects of stormwater runoff.

The six minimum control measures are:
Public Education and Outreach
Public Participation and Involvement
Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
Construction site Runoff Control
Post-Construction Runoff Control
Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping

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

Data was provided by the Director of Facility Operations, Accounting Assistant of IUS Facility Operations, and the following links:

Additional notes:

IU Stormwater Protection Program (IUEHS-51) effective date: 07-01-2019, review date is 07-01-2022 -https://protect.iu.edu/environmental-health/ehs-divisions/index.html

Capital Projects and Facilities (CPF). https://cpf.iu.edu/

What are the primary elements that are contained in a Storm Water Quality Management Plan (SWQMP)?: https://www.in.gov/idem/stormwater/municipal-separate-storm-sewer-systems-ms4/frequently-asked-questions/

IUS Stormwater Best Management Practices: What YOU do matters: Stormwater Best Management Practices: https://www.ius.edu/environmental-health-safety/files/storm-water-best-management-practices.pdf

Educational videos provided by IUS on how to reduce runoff, after the stormwater, rain barrels, do’s and don’ts of basic stormwater pollution prevention practices:

IU Stormwater Website: https://www.ius.edu/environmental-health-safety/stormwater.php

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