Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.17
Liaison David Fisher
Submission Date April 11, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Maharishi University of Management
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Leanne Hays
Administrator
Sustainable Living
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Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from new development projects? :
Yes

Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from ongoing campus operations? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution's stormwater management initiatives:

Three buildings on campus collect rainwater from the roof and store it in cisterns or rain barrels. These buildings are the bio-diesel station, old sustainable living building, and Schwartz Guich Sustainable Living Center.
This year we have contracted for a survey of water quality enhancement opportunities and have set goals of: future parking lots or parking lot resurfacing to be semi-permeable, bioswales constructed adjacent to residential areas, roads and impervious surfaces like tennis courts, additional rain catchment systems on campus buildings currently lacking, and prairie/wetland restoration adjacent to portions of Crow Creek on campus.
In addition to this contracted plan for new initiatives our "Sustainable Water Management" students, in collaboration with the local Sierra Club, completed a month long study of campus runoff impact on Crow Creek. This work lead to a series of proposals for improvements and MUM's inclusion in a grant application - our portion of grant will be $250,000 - $500,000 - for runoff remediation efforts on campus.


The website URL where information about the institution's stormwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:
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Does the institution have a living or vegetated roof?:
No

A brief description of the institution's living or vegetated roof:
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Does the institution have porous paving?:
No

A brief description of the institution's porous paving:
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Does the institution have retention ponds?:
No

A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:
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Does the institution have stone swales?:
No

A brief description of the institution's stone swales:
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Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
No

A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:
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Does the institution employ any other technologies or strategies for stormwater management?:
No

A brief description of other technologies or strategies for stormwater management employed:
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We can attach the information from the Sierra Club as well as our project options if given a field for attaching files. LH

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