Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.24
Liaison Paul Scanlon
Submission Date Feb. 22, 2019
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Slippery Rock University
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
2.00 / 2.00 Paul Scanlon
Special Assistant to the President
President's Office/Sustainability
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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:

Low impact development requirements for rainwater management includes SRU following NPDES permitting requirements during new construction. All renovations and new building design/construction since April 2011 have been required to meet LEED standards, providing opportunities at the building level to further reduce stormwater runoff and improve outgoing water quality. As described more fully below, SRU's green infrastructure includes interconnected wetlands/ponds and rainwater catchment.


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:

SRU employs a series of interconnected lakes/holding ponds throughout the entire campus to control storm water runoff. The Campus Sustainable Features Map identifying locations and describing the function of various rainwater management initiatives can be downloaded from the SRU Sustainability web page www.sru.edu/sustainability.

Bioswales, rain gardens, pervious parking lot paving and a green roof are also used at the Smith Student Center site to retain rainwater and minimize the amount of runoff water and contaminants from the East Parking Lot from being admitted to the storm sewer system.

Three other green roofs have also been installed on campus – at the Dinger Special Education Building, the Macoskey Center Springhouse outbuilding, and a bus shelter roof near the Strain Behavioral Sciences Building.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The Campus Sustainable Features Map identifying locations and describing the function of various rainwater management initiatives can be downloaded from the SRU Sustainability web page www.sru.edu/sustainability.

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