Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.23
Liaison Maria Dahmus
Submission Date June 21, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of St. Thomas
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 David Clysdale
Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor
Facilities Management
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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:

St. Thomas is located within the Capital Region Watershed District. We work closely with the watershed district to ensure storm water quality and quantity is managed on our campus. Stormwater pollution prevention plans are implemented on all major construction projects where soils are exposed. Storm retention systems are inspected and cleaned on a routine bases.

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 Capital Region Watershed District's low impact standards are implemented when a project exceeds 1-acre of land disturbance. According to the watershed district's rules,

"Stormwater management plans must comply with the following criteria:
(b) RUNOFF RATE -- Runoff rates for the proposed activity shall not exceed
existing runoff rates for the 2-year, 10-year, and 100-year critical storm events
using Atlas 14 precipitation depths and storm distributions or as approved by
the District. Runoff rates may be restricted to less than the existing rates
when the capacity of downstream conveyance systems is limited.

(c) RUNOFF VOLUME -- Stormwater runoff shall be retained onsite in the
amount equivalent to 1.1 inches of runoff over the impervious surfaces of the

Source: http://www.capitolregionwd.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/CRWD-Final-Rules-and-Guidance.pdf

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