Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.90
Liaison Steve Mital
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of Oregon
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Sarah Stoeckl
Assistant Director
Office of Sustainability
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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:

The UO Eugene campus is under the City of Eugene jurisdiction and subject to all applicable City codes and ordinances, including stormwater management. The City of Eugene prioritizes green infrastructure for stormwater management. As a result, any new project on campus that increases impervious area must manage the stormwater with vegetated stormwater facilities. In addition to adding vegetated stormwater facilities with new projects, UO looks for opportunities to add facilities to existing conditions to reduce impact.

On the Eugene campus there are approximately xxxx square feet of vegetated stormwater facilities (planters, rain gardens, etc.) in addition to xx mechanical treatment structures.

UO also has a stormwater management manual that can be found here in Section 2 of the University's Comprehensive Environmental Policy:

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:

The UO owns and maintains a significant stormwater management system across campus. The system includes over 49 miles of stormwater pipe, and over 4400 stormwater structures. The UO Stormwater Management Plan describes the University's stormwater facilities, records management, and maintenance practices.

In addition, the university’s Campus Plan emphasizes the need to focus stormwater treatment on campus areas that contribute most to the degradation of water quality – campus streets and parking lots.
It can be found here:

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

Information from Aaron Olsen, landscape planner, Campus Planning

Information from Aaron Olsen, landscape planner, Campus Planning

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