Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.32
Liaison Brian Peery
Submission Date March 4, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Pittsburg State University
OP-27: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Tonya Pentola
Physical Plant Supervisor
Physical Plant
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Does the institution use Low Impact Development (LID) practices as a matter of policy or standard practice to reduce rainwater/stormwater runoff volume and improve outgoing water quality for new construction, major renovation, and other projects?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s Low Impact Development (LID) practices:
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Has the institution adopted a rainwater/stormwater management policy, plan, or strategies that mitigate the rainwater runoff impacts of ongoing campus operations through the use of green infrastructure? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s rainwater/stormwater management policy, plan, and/or strategies for ongoing campus operations:

Pittsburg State University participates in the City of Pittsburg Storm Water Initiative.
http://www.pittks.org/index.aspx?NID=497


A brief description of any rainwater harvesting employed by the institution:

PSU built a retention pond next to the new Student Recreation Center and has a University Lake which acts as a retention pond.
A dry creek bed was built next to the Tyler Research Center to assist in managing stormwater.
A stone-bed bioswale was built between the Weede Athletic building and the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts building.


Rainwater harvested directly and stored/used by the institution, performance year:
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A brief description of any rainwater filtering systems employed by the institution to treat water prior to release:

N/A


A brief description of any living or vegetated roofs on campus:

N/A


A brief description of any porous (i.e. permeable) paving employed by the institution:

The Bryant Student Health Center, Crimson Commons Dorms and another Dorm and Physical Plant parking lot utilized porous pavement to manage stormwater runoff.


A brief description of any downspout disconnection employed by the institution:

N/A


A brief description of any rain gardens on campus:

A stone-bed bioswale was built between the Weede Athletic building and the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts building.


A brief description of any stormwater retention and/or detention ponds employed by the institution:

PSU built a retention pond next to the new Student Recreation Center and has a University Lake which acts as a retention pond.


A brief description of any bioswales on campus (vegetated, compost or stone):

A stone-bed bioswale was built between the Weede Athletic building and the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts building.


A brief description of any other rainwater management technologies or strategies employed by the institution:

A dry creek bed was built next to the Tyler Research Center to assist in managing stormwater.
The Crimson Commons Dorms used drought tolerant Bermuda Grass and some plants to reduce watering.


The website URL where information about the institution’s rainwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:
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