Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.06
Liaison Meredith Moore
Submission Date March 17, 2015
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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
OP-27: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Stephanie Lage
Assistant Director
Ctr for Sustainable Environment
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Does the institution use Low Impact Development (LID) practices as a matter of policy or standard practice to reduce rainwater/stormwater runoff volume and improve outgoing water quality for new construction, major renovation, and other projects?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s Low Impact Development (LID) practices:

Major renovations and new construction projects are required to be LEED Gold, which includes practices for water management.


Has the institution adopted a rainwater/stormwater management policy, plan, or strategies that mitigate the rainwater runoff impacts of ongoing campus operations through the use of green infrastructure? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s rainwater/stormwater management policy, plan, and/or strategies for ongoing campus operations:

The University’s Storm Water Management Program is designed to minimize this pollution and improve water quality in our receiving streams. The University's Storm Water Management Program is composed of a total 46 best management practices (BMPs). The BMPs are performed over the 5 year permitting cycle.


A brief description of any rainwater harvesting employed by the institution:

The Krannert Art Museum collects rainwater and uses it to irrigate the grounds near them.


Rainwater harvested directly and stored/used by the institution, performance year:
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A brief description of any rainwater filtering systems employed by the institution to treat water prior to release:
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A brief description of any living or vegetated roofs on campus:

Business Instructional Facility and Yeh Student Center


A brief description of any porous (i.e. permeable) paving employed by the institution:

On the southeast corner of the intersection of Fifth and Chalmers, the new part of Lot C-8/9. It is porous asphalt.


A brief description of any downspout disconnection employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any rain gardens on campus:
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A brief description of any stormwater retention and/or detention ponds employed by the institution:

A detention pond on Dorner Drive.


A brief description of any bioswales on campus (vegetated, compost or stone):

Vegetated swales located at South arms


A brief description of any other rainwater management technologies or strategies employed by the institution:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s rainwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:
http://www.fs.illinois.edu/services/safety-and-compliance/about-the-program
+ Date Revised: April 14, 2015

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