Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jennifer McLaughlin
Submission Date March 31, 2016
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STARS v2.0

South Dakota State University
OP-27: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Luke Ganschow
Energy Conservation Engineer
Facilities and Services
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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:

South Dakota State University utilizes detention and retention ponds to handle the campus' stormwater runoff. SDSU also has a bioswale located near the Architecture, Mathematics, and Engineering building.


A brief description of any rainwater harvesting employed by the institution:
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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:
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A brief description of any living or vegetated roofs on campus:
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A brief description of any porous (i.e. permeable) paving employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any downspout disconnection employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any rain gardens on campus:
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A brief description of any stormwater retention and/or detention ponds employed by the institution:

South Dakota State University has a series of retention and detention ponds to handle stormwater runoff.


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

The Bioswale by the Architecture, Mathematics, and Engineering building is composed of vegetation and stones. This helps increase the infiltration into the ground and provides a degree of water filtering and cleansing.


A brief description of any other rainwater management technologies or strategies employed by the institution:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s rainwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:
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