Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.92
Liaison Ilda Hershey
Submission Date May 15, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Oklahoma State University
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Ilda Hershey
Sustainability Coordinator
OSU Physical Plant
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
Less comprehensive policies, plans or guidelines that incorporate green infrastructure

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

OSU has developed rainwater collection systems for use in raw water irrigation; we utillze several bio-swales and rain gardens; and, we have placed permeable pavers on Monroe Street and the Student Union Plaza. Two large barrels are stationed in the Mother's Garden in front of the Rancher's Club at the Student Union to collect rain water for use in that garden.


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:

The OSU Landscape Master Plan contains a section on Campus Outdoor Sustainability Strategies, which include: develop rainwater collection systems for use in raw water irrigation; use bio-swales and rain gardens to aid in trapping water, pollutants and silt from stormwater runoff; increase infiltration areas; utilize permeable paving to reduce stormwater runoff; and prevent evaporative water loss through the use of mulch in beds. The University falls under the City of Stillwater's Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) plan.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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