|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 24, 2017|
University of Wisconsin-River Falls
OP-23: Rainwater Management
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
University of Wisconsin-River Falls requested that AASHE Staff correct a mistake in this reporting field for the reason specified below.Previous Value: Comprehensive policies, plans or guidelines that require LID practices for all new projects
Explanation: Upon the annual review for the Sustainable Campus Index, it was determined there is an inconsistency in this section of our report. Therefore, we need to change our report to be more accurate.
A brief description of the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices:
In coordination with the UW System, the Division of Facilities Development (DFD), and the City of River Falls, UWRF utilizes a number of BMP's as they relate to stormwater. UWRF currently meets 2016 standards and reports annual stormwater efforts to the DNR.
In 2016 and ongoing, the campus partnered with the City of River Falls to evaluate and comply with new TMDLs. The City of River Falls will conduct the modeling for both the campus and community. This work will continue into 2017.
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 campus and community are very proud of its efforts in this area. The campus greatly exceeds the requirements set in place, greatly benefiting from the excellent working relationship with the City of River Falls which is recognized as a regional and state leader in this area. The City regularly consults and assists in the inspection of our system. In addition, a PM system is in place to regularly inspect our system. Grounds crews are also very good at inspecting the system after a large rain event.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission: