Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.66
Liaison Eric Boles
Submission Date March 5, 2021
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STARS v2.1

University of Arkansas
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Kristen Knight
Construction Coordinator
FAMA
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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 University of Arkansas is a designated MS4, and the institution's practices conform to all rules and regulations stipulated by EPA and the Arkansas Department of Environmental quality. An approved Stormwater Management Plan in place. The University is a member of a coalition of Northwest Arkansas MS4s, which carry out public education and awareness to improve stormwater management practices throughout the region. The University has an approved Stormwater Management Plan and requires contractors to work under an approved Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan on all construction projects on campus. Each development project has a specific SWPP provided by the contractors.


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:

The university has multiple different gardens that collect rainwater, specifically the Nanoscale Material Science & Engineering Building and the Don Tyson Center for Agricultural Sciences. There are also rainwater cisterns that are located at Gearhart Hall and Jean Tyson Children Development Center.


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