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Liaison Andrew Seifert
Submission Date Feb. 13, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Marquette University
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Andrew Seifert
Projects Assistant
Sustainability
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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:

Wisconsin has several state regulations pertaining to stormwater management, which Marquette must adhere to. Two of these include DNR regulation NR 151 and NR 216. According to the DNR website:

“To meet the requirements of the federal Clean Water Act, DNR developed the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) Storm Water Discharge Permit Program which is administered under the authority of ch. NR 216, Wis. Adm. Code [PDF 197KB, Exit DNR]. The WPDES Storm Water Program regulates the discharge of storm water in Wisconsin from three potential sources:

Construction sites
Industrial facilities
Municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s)

Regulated storm water discharges are considered point sources, so owners or operators of these sources are required to receive a WPDES permit for their discharge. This permitting mechanism is designed to prevent storm water runoff from washing harmful pollutants into local surface waters such as streams, rivers, lakes or coastal waters.”

For Marquette this means many of the soft areas converted to buildings would not be allowed without stormwater retention or the occupation of more green space. A specific example of this was the acquisition of Norris Park when building Eckstein Hall, Zilber Hall and Engineering Hall.


The website URL where information about the institution's stormwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:
Does the institution have a living or vegetated roof?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's living or vegetated roof:

Engineering Hall has a green roof.


Does the institution have porous paving?:
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A brief description of the institution's porous paving:
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Does the institution have retention ponds?:
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A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:
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Does the institution have stone swales?:
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A brief description of the institution's stone swales:
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Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
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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?:
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A brief description of other technologies or strategies for stormwater management employed:
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