Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.89
Liaison Eva Rocke
Submission Date June 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Montana
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
1.00 / 2.00 Eva Rocke
Sustainability Director
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:

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
- Standard Operating Procedures for all campus activities that may have negative impacts on water quality

A copy of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines:

A brief description of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines that supports the responses above:

When considering new construction, Facility Services designates areas for rainwater management according to the area’s Best Management Plan (BMP). This plan is based off of the construction zone’s pervious or impervious areas. According to the perviousness of the designated zone, the BMP discerns how much water will be soaked into the aquifer or diverted for on-site landscape infiltration.

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

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