Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.37
Liaison Preston Jacobsen
Submission Date April 3, 2017
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University of Tennessee at Knoxville
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Preston Jacobsen
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Services
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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:

UT campus contains a wide variety of green infrastructure, Best Management Practices, and Low Impact Development practices to mitigate urban runoff and water quality concerns. Multiple underground cisterns exist on campus to store rainwater for irrigation use and for reuse in dormitory bathrooms (toilets) and laundry stations (cold water loads). Campus also contains bioswales, 18 water quality units, three rain gardens, a stormwater treatment wetland, over 30,000 square feet of permeable pavers, three dry detention vaults, approximately 11,000 square feet of green roof space, 40 trees with silva cells, a grassed swale, and approximately 7,600 feet of vegetated filter strips.

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 website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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