Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.36
Liaison Matthew Williams
Submission Date Dec. 4, 2020
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University of Florida
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Liz Storn
Program Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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:

Stormwater Management Initiatives:
1) Incorporate Low Impact Development - to improve water quality and prevent additional erosion in the University’s streams, all projects which impact soil must incorporate the use of Low Impact Development (LID) stormwater techniques where physically, economically, and practically possible.
2)UF Clean Water Campaign - Conduct water quality monitoring, pollution reduction strategies, storm drain marking, and more. Please visit: http://soils.ifas.ufl.edu/campuswaterquality/
3) All new construction at UF is required to be certified at the LEED Gold level. As part of the LEED rating system, projects are encouraged to incorporate LID or other landscape methods to reduce or eliminate the impact of additional impervious surfaces on stormwater runoff.

Several buildings, including the Chemical Engineering Student Center, the Harn Museum and the Small Animal Hospital all included LID features.


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:

On-site retention and detention facilities for stormwater runoff shall be designed as natural landscape features and integrated into the overall site design to create natural open spaces and wildlife habitat. The majority of campus discharges to Lake Alice, which provides both water quality treatment and peak discharge control. The remaining areas are required to detain the 25- year storm to the pre-developed conditions and to analyze both the 25-year and 100-year storms. Water quality treatment in the remaining areas is based on the volume of initial storm times the impervious area.


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