Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.15
Liaison Andrea Trimble
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Virginia
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
2.00 / 2.00 Jesse Warren
Sustainability Program Manager
Facilities Management - Energy & Utilities
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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:

Virginia regulations require stormwater management for all projects (new construction or major renovations) that involve one acre or more of land disturbance. The menu of practices allowed and the manner in which compliance is demonstrated promote use of LID practices, especially those that reduce stormwater runoff through infiltration or evapotranspiration.

https://www.fm.virginia.edu/depts/operations/environmental/stormwater/index.html

UVA has worked with its municipal partners through the Rivanna Stormwater Education Partnership to develop a Public Education and Outreach Plan for stormwater pollution prevention in the local area. The plan also includes an addendum with activities specific to UVA. UVA is always seeking public input and suggestions related to the plan, the targeted issues, and proposed outreach methods. A story map was developed in partnership with UVA.

https://rivanna-stormwater.org/local-watersheds/storymap/


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:

Virginia regulations require stormwater management for all projects (new construction or major renovations) that involve one acre or more of land disturbance (water quality and quantity control) or 10,000 SF of land disturbance (water quantity control). Portions of campus within the City of Charlottesville require stormwater quantity and quality management for projects disturbing at least 6,000 SF. The menu of practices allowed and the manner in which compliance is demonstrated promote use of LID practices, especially those that reduce stormwater runoff through infiltration or evapotranspiration.


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

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