Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.72
Liaison Christie-Joy Hartman
Submission Date May 12, 2017
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STARS v2.1

James Madison University
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Dale Chestnut
Stormwater Coordinator
Engineering and Construction
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
Comprehensive policies, plans or guidelines that require LID practices for all new projects

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

JMU has a total of 93 best management practices (BMPs) that treat stormwater from across campus along with 4,000 linear feet of natural stream restoration and associated riparian buffers implemented in the last 5 years. These stormwater BMPs include practices such as a green roof, rainwater harvesting, bioretention filters, and various manufactured practices. The University also has a 1.6 acre naturalized meadow with 29 species of native plants and adjacent 2 acre tree planting area with 25 species of trees that are used as an educational landscape.


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:

As a state agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia, JMU is required to implement stormwater facilities for all projects with a disturbed area of 1 acre or more. JMU’s MS4 Plan and associated policies and procedures - such as for stormwater management facilities, land-disturbing activities, and illicit discharge detection and elimination - ensure that not only are new construction or re-development projects meeting certain thresholds, but that best management practices are implemented throughout the campus. A full-time Stormwater Coordinator inspects construction sites for conformance with policies and also provides training to contractors on best management practices.

See link above for more details on JMU's policies and procedures.


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