Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.30
Liaison Dave Barbier
Submission Date May 14, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Shelly Janowski
Sustainability Coordinator
Facility 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:

The stormwater management plan was developed to assist the University of Stevens Point to meet the current stormwater regulations and help in the planning for any future development to meet the requirements set forth by the EPA and Wisconsin DNR.2011.

The Facilities Planning Committee is a group that provides general oversight for
University campus planning and development. One of the responsibilities for this
committee is developing and maintaining a six-year plan for the physical development
of the campus. A complete Campus Physical Development Plan is conceptually a
statement of the campus long-range goals and the six-year building program to work
toward achieving long-range goal. In achieving these goals the University will have to provide additional stormwater management facilities. All new impervious surfaces will need stormwater management planning and facilities. These facilities will be more significant than providing storm sewer that discharges to a safe outlet. The addition of DNR code NR 151, as described previously, has placed added burden on the developer to provide stormwater management practices to prevent water quality and quantity problems.
The Division of State Facilities Sustainable Facilities Standards addresses new development prior to site selection and design and includes permanent stormwater management requirements.


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:

A study was done in 2006 to create a plan, which can be used to guide the University of Stevens Point to address current drainage problems, recommend best management practices to solve those problems along with recommendations to meet the requirements set forth in the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System and for future development.
The plan was then developed to assist the university to meet the current stormwater regulations and help in the planning for any future development to meet the requirements set forth by the EPA and Wisconsin DNR.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Neale Hall renovation included a large 2-tier rain garden that has the ability to filtrate hundreds of gallons of storm water each year that might otherwise be diverted to paved areas, undersized storm sewer pipes, and the city of Stevens Point’s storm water infrastructure.

2012 New construction of Suite style residences hall includes a controlled flow roof drainage system that ties into a stone stormwater management feature at the south plaza; also, no irrigation used for landscaping

Rebuild of parking lot R was a stormwater best management practice demonstration. The stormwater collection system was designed to send runoff water to the Wisconsin River as infrequent as once every 25 to 50 years.

In the planning stages of a science building, which will include low impact development practices.

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