Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.01
Liaison Rebecca Walker
Submission Date April 13, 2022

STARS v2.2

Southern Oregon University
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Rebecca Walker
Sustainability Manager
Facilities, Management, Sustainability and Planning
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
Less comprehensive policies, plans or guidelines that incorporate green infrastructure

A brief description of the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices:

The Campus Master Plan addresses the need for parking lots to be designed to include localized stormwater treatment and infiltration facilities. Whenever possible, these stormwater treatment facilities will be above-ground structures that incorporate appropriate plantings for pre-treatment and filtering of particulates and pollutants.

At RCC/SOU's Higher Education Center, there is stormwater management onsite including a bioswale and porous concrete.

Additionally, all new construction on campus and major renovations are designed to reduce the amount of stormwater runoff. Examples include:
- SOU's LEED Gold Raider Village used concrete catch basins with sediment bags to achieve 91% total suspended solids removal efficiency.
SOU's Thalden Pavilion's parking lot was constructed with permeable pavers.

Two parking lots around Raider Village feature bioswales with interpretative signage and a capstone project in Lot 36 parking lot created a bioswale.

A copy of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines:

A brief description of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines that supports the responses above:

The campus master plan is too large of a file to upload. The pdf can be viewed here https://inside.sou.edu/assets/fmp/docs/cmp.pdf The campus master plan is currently being updated.

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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