Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.25
Liaison Jacob Saffert
Submission Date Feb. 4, 2015
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Saint John's University
OP-28: Wastewater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jacob Saffert
Sustainability Fellow
Office of Sustainability
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Total wastewater discharged:
37,010,000 Gallons

Wastewater naturally handled:
37,010,000 Gallons

A brief description of the natural wastewater systems used to handle the institution’s wastewater:

Saint John's University has its own wastewater treatment plant. The plant uses mechanical processes to treat the wastewater. Aluminum sulfate (alum) is the only chemical used in the process. This limits the phosphorus levels discharged into the surrounding lakes. Bacteria is kept active in the treatment process by pumping air into the water. Once leaving the plant, the treated water is released into the Gemini ponds, where natural systems including bacteria and plants further treat the water. The wastewater system relies primarily on natural systems to neutralize pollutants.

+ Date Revised: March 20, 2015

The website URL where information about the institution’s wastewater management practices is available:

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