Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.98
Liaison Audrey McSain
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

Lehigh University
IN-24: Natural Wastewater Systems

Status Score Responsible Party
n/a 0.00 /


Institution uses natural wastewater systems to treat and manage at least 10 percent of its wastewater through on-site infiltration and/or re-use.

Appropriate strategies include constructed treatment wetlands, Living Machines, and other technologies that treat wastewater by mimicking the biological, chemical, and physical processes occurring in natural wetlands.


This credit is optional and may be earned by any institution that meets the criteria.


An institution earns 0.5 bonus points when at least 25 percent of wastewater is managed through on-site infiltration and/or re-use. Partial points are available. An institution for which 10-24 percent of wastewater is managed naturally earns 0.25 points.


Report current initiatives and results from within the three years prior to the anticipated date of submission.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.