Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.98
Liaison Jay Price
Submission Date March 6, 2020
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University of Tennessee at Knoxville
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jay Price
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:

This policy provides guidelines to ensure site design standards for all new and redevelopment projects require management measures that are designed, built and maintained to infiltrate, evapotraspire, harvest and/or reuse ,at minimum the first inch of every rainfall event preceded by 72 hours of no measureable precipitation.

UT's Stormwater Management team developed a Stormwater Master Plan in 2017.

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

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