Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.44
Liaison Rachel Kornhauser
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

State University of New York at Oneonta
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
1.00 / 2.00 Rachel Kornhauser
Sustainability Coordinator
Finance and Administration
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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 College has a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan which includes strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from new development projects as well as ongoing campus operations. The SWPPP consists of a plan for control of erosion and sediment and control of water quality and quantity. Temporary measures are used during construction to limit the contact of surface water with disturbed earth and to remove sediment from runoff from construction sites. Temporary measures will include:
• Temporary swales to divert clean runoff from construction areas or to collect runoff from construction areas. All swales shall have uninterrupted positive grade to discharge. Swales collecting runoff from a disturbed area shall have check dams. All swales shall be stabilized with mulch or jute mesh.
• Check dams to be used in swale and ditches close to and downgradient of construction activities.
• Silt fence or hay / straw bale sediment barrier between construction areas and swales.
• Stabilized construction entrance.
• Stabilized outfall for any new discharge.
• Topsoiling, seeding and mulching all areas as soon as construction is complete.

Permanent measures are used after construction to mitigate the impact of new impervious surface by infiltrating runoff. Measures to be used include infiltration in basins and / or trenches. Stabilized outfalls may remain as permanent measures for overflows from infiltration structures. Where possible, permanent measures shall have overflows with uninterrupted positive grade to an outlet.


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:

We impose a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) on any project that will disturb soils. All contractors are required to comply with the SWPPP.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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