Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.27
Liaison Prabhakar Shrestha
Submission Date Feb. 20, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Nebraska - Lincoln
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Liza Garrett
Stormwater Program Specialist
EHS
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
Comprehensive policies, plans or guidelines that require LID practices for all new projects

A brief description of the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices:

UNL possesses a Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit issued by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality. UNLs SMS4 NPDES Permit requires all projects (e.g., new buildings, renovations of existing buildings, additions to existing buildings, construction of new parking lots, renovation of existing parking lots) to consider the feasibility of post-construction runoff controls. All new development or significant redevelopment projects on the UNL City and East Campuses that disturb land in excess of 1/2 acre in size shall include Low Impact Development (LID) Best Management Practices (BMPs) to provide for post-construction water quality control of the maximum extent feasible but no less than the first one-half inch of runoff from the site.


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:

UNL has a policy that construction that disturbs land in excess of 1/2 acre in size shall include Low Impact Development (LID) Best Management Practices (BMPs) to provide for post-construction water quality control of the maximum extent feasible but no less than the first one-half inch of runoff from the site. In addition, post-development stormwater flow rates and volumes should not exceed pre-development conditions during the 100-year, 24-hour storm event, to the extent practicable.


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