Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.40
Liaison Daniela Beall
Submission Date March 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Paul Pinkston
Director of Facilities Planning and Management
Facilities
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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:

UW – Green Bay has a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) General Permit. In 2008, a contractor conducted a stormwater analysis to estimate annual stormwater loadings (sediment and phosphorous) for all storm sewer outfalls. This establishes a base pollution load and the pollution reduction resulting from the existing stormwater management measures on campus.

Currently, the campus uses best management practices of rooftop, parking and sidewalk disconnection, swale drainage, and wet detention ponds to reduce impact of total suspended solids (TSS). As of the 2008 study, the BMP in place have already met the TSS reduction level of 40% required by 2013.

Since 2019, the grounds staff have used less salt on impervious surfaces. We have installed check dams, increased grass height, applied no fertilizer. Increasing the lawn height reduces lawn clippings from reaching the pavement and thus storm drains.


A copy of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines:
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A brief description of the institution’s rainwater management policy, plan, and/or guidelines that supports the responses above:

http://www.uwgb.edu/facilities/stormwater/index.html

This site provides a detailed description of the stormwater management policy and actions taken to implement the plan.


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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