Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.70
Liaison Tamera Jahnke
Submission Date April 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Missouri State University
OP-21: Water Use

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.73 / 4.00 Doug Neidigh
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Management
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Level of ”Physical Risk Quantity” for the institution’s main campus as indicated by the World Resources Institute Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas:
Low to Medium

Total water withdrawal (potable and non-potable combined):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal 104,902,743.27 Gallons 126,441,851.84 Gallons

Potable water use:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use 104,902,743.27 Gallons 126,441,851.84 Gallons

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019
Baseline Period July 1, 2016 June 30, 2017

A brief description of when and why the water use baseline was adopted:

This new baseline was adopted along with the overall energy baseline to continually improve performance by updating to a more current baseline. The FY2017 baseline was adopted this year.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users":
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 3,344 4,058
Number of employees resident on-site 17 17
Number of other individuals resident on-site 7 7
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 18,463 18,720
Full-time equivalent of employees 2,104 2,129
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 6,259 4,132
Weighted campus users 11,578.25 13,563.50

Potable water use per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per weighted campus user 9,060.33 Gallons 9,322.21 Gallons

Percentage reduction in potable water use per weighted campus user from baseline:
2.81

Gross floor area of building space:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Gross floor area 5,583,224 Gross Square Feet 5,446,182 Gross Square Feet

Potable water use per unit of floor area:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Potable water use per unit of floor area 18.79 Gallons / GSF 23.22 Gallons / GSF

Percentage reduction in potable water use per unit of floor area from baseline:
19.07

Area of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Vegetated grounds 35 Acres 35 Acres

Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds 2,997,221.24 Gallons / Acre 3,612,624.34 Gallons / Acre

Percentage reduction in total water withdrawal per unit of vegetated grounds from baseline:
17.03

A brief description of the institution's water-related behavior change initiatives:
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A brief description of the institution's water recovery and reuse initiatives:

Missouri State University utilizes an underground stormwater collection at the Darr Agricultural Center. The rainwater collection system can capture 20,000 gallons of water from the roof of Pinegar Arena to store in underground tanks. The water is used for dust suppression inside the arena. Rainwater harvesting reduces the amount of runoff and conserves drinking water.


A brief description of the institution's initiatives to replace plumbing fixtures, fittings, appliances, equipment, and systems with water-efficient alternatives:

Missouri State University’s WaterSense purchasing procedure is designed for water conservation, through the purchasing of WaterSense products, yielding savings through reduced water consumption. The procedure states that water-using products purchased by MSU shall meet the U.S. EPA WaterSense certification when available and practical.


Website URL where information about the institution’s water conservation and efficiency efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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