Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.07
Liaison Eva Rocke
Submission Date March 21, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

University of Montana
OP-23: Stormwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Cherie Peacock
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from new development projects? :
Yes

Does the institution have a policy, plan, and/or strategies to reduce stormwater runoff from ongoing campus operations? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution's stormwater management initiatives:

The University of Montana has a storm water permit and is required to protect surface waters from contamination. This permit puts certain requirements on UM to ensure that the potential for pollution is eliminated. Those requirements include:
Storm drain cleaning
Parking lot and street cleaning
Maintain a used oil recycling program
Spill prevention plan with spill response personnel on campus
Hazardous material storage, management, and disposal program
Stenciling on storm drains
Education of campus community on storm water issues
Monitor for fuel releases at fueling sites
Public participation
Ground truthing system to prevent illicit discharges


The website URL where information about the institution's stormwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:
Does the institution have a living or vegetated roof?:
No

A brief description of the institution's living or vegetated roof:
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Does the institution have porous paving?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution's porous paving:

Some sidewalks on campus, including the prominent Oval, are made of bricks laid in sand, which is porous.


Does the institution have retention ponds?:
No

A brief description of the institution's retention ponds:
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Does the institution have stone swales?:
No

A brief description of the institution's stone swales:
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Does the institution have vegetated swales?:
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A brief description of the institution's vegetated swales:
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Does the institution employ any other technologies or strategies for stormwater management?:
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A brief description of other technologies or strategies for stormwater management employed:
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