Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.56
Liaison Kristeena Blaser
Submission Date Aug. 25, 2021

STARS v2.2

Oklahoma State University
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kristeena Blaser
Sustainability Coordinator
Energy Services
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
Comprehensive policies, plans or guidelines that require LID practices for all new projects

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 utilize 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. Permeable paving is being incorporated into more and more designs; most campus planters rest on a permeable surface The University adheres to the City of Stillwater's Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) plan.


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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Also https://statemagazine.okstate.edu/Snapshot_Mothers_Garden

Data Sources:
John Lee, Assistant Manager, Landscape Install Services

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