Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.08
Liaison Katherine Straub
Submission Date Aug. 21, 2020

STARS v2.2

Susquehanna University
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Chris Bailey
Director of Facilities
Facilities
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
No written policies, plans or guidelines, but green infrastructure and LID practices are used

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

We use a rainwater collection system at the campus garden. Rainwater is collected off the roof of the Freshwater Research Institute and collected in a large cistern. This waster is then gravity fed down to the campus garden where it provides all the water needed for our 50 raised beds at the garden.

In the 2019-2020 academic year, we had a landscape architecture company come to campus to analyze a portion of our campus that has major complications caused by stormwater. They conducted focus groups, assessed the property, and proposed solutions to create rainwater collection gardens and other landscaping approaches to issues arising from intense rainfall. We are planning to implement their recommendations in the future.


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:

N/A


Website URL where information about the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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