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

STARS v2.2

Missouri State University
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Doug Neidigh
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Management
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
No written policies, plans or guidelines, but green infrastructure and LID practices are used

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

As standard practice the University requires contractors to manage all stormwater runoff during construction to avoid polluting local waterways and ground water. The University also employs stormwater detention basins to control storm water runoff from University property. The detention basins collect runoff and slowly release the water to reduce the risk of flooding to the properties surrounding the campus. Whenever new pervious area is added to the campus, stormwater detention facilities or other stormwater management facilities are included in the design of the project to reduce the impact of the development.


A copy of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines:
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A brief description of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines that supports the responses above:

MSU manages storm water through a variety of procedures that have evolved over time. To mitigate over-taxing the City’s storm water systems and reduce flooding, detention of the water prior to release into the storm systems has proven successful. Emphasis began in the mid-nineties with some major structures.

Properly installed and managed rain gardens filter water before it enters the storm water systems. Currently one exists at the northwest corner of the Foster Recreation Center.


Website URL where information about the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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