Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.64
Liaison Rob Andrejewski
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Richmond
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Rob Andrejewski
Director of Sustainability
Office for 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:

Westhampton Lake is used as a BMP (Best Management Practice) for the majority of campus that contribute to storm water runoff. Areas not draining to the lake have been addressed using bioswales.

All new construction projects on campus are governed by the Chesapeake Bay Act which requires all land disturbance to provide erosion control measures which exceed the EPA standards. These measures include: erosion fencing trenched/staked around the land disturbed; construction entrances where mud is washed off vehicles prior to leaving the construction site; and temporary storm water retention ponds (when required).

It should be noted that the 13 acre Westhampton Lake is cleaned of debris and the inlet dredged of sediment annually.

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 University has successfully met the regulatory requirements for stormwater quality and quantity through underground detention systems associated with new projects and the acknowledgement that Westhampton Lake improved downstream water quality.

Retention basins and underground pipe structures have metered outflows to keep flooding to a minimum.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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