Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.78
Liaison Sarah Rykal
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2015
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University of Wisconsin-Stout
OP-27: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Tim Cline
Graduate Assistant
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution use Low Impact Development (LID) practices as a matter of policy or standard practice to reduce rainwater/stormwater runoff volume and improve outgoing water quality for new construction, major renovation, and other projects?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s Low Impact Development (LID) practices:

AYERS firm designed a comprehensive storm water management plan November 2006.
The plan entails recommended storm sewer system improvements, along with the explanation and strategies needed for implementation.


Has the institution adopted a rainwater/stormwater management policy, plan, or strategies that mitigate the rainwater runoff impacts of ongoing campus operations through the use of green infrastructure? :
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s rainwater/stormwater management policy, plan, and/or strategies for ongoing campus operations:

There is no formal plan or policy. However, rainwater/stormwater management is strategic for the sustainability of campus physically existing on a hill. Retention walls and aligned water ways direct the water to natural ground for the landscape. The strategy also prevents water from going into storm drains.


A brief description of any rainwater harvesting employed by the institution:

N/A


Rainwater harvested directly and stored/used by the institution, performance year:
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A brief description of any rainwater filtering systems employed by the institution to treat water prior to release:

The institution attempts to prevent water from going into storm drains through retention walls directing water to landscape, retention ponds, and bioswales.


A brief description of any living or vegetated roofs on campus:

N/A


A brief description of any porous (i.e. permeable) paving employed by the institution:

N/A


A brief description of any downspout disconnection employed by the institution:

N/A


A brief description of any rain gardens on campus:

N/A


A brief description of any stormwater retention and/or detention ponds employed by the institution:

The south end of campus by the university tennis courts has a retention pond, along with lots 11, 17, and 32. This is state mandated according to size.


A brief description of any bioswales on campus (vegetated, compost or stone):

Lots 32, 22, and 17 have vegetated swales. The discharging water is directed towards grassy areas on the bottom side of storm drain spouts to filter the water. The discharge point of the water has a mat designed to collect any oil, gas, sludge, and debris. These are state mandated according to size.


A brief description of any other rainwater management technologies or strategies employed by the institution:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s rainwater management initiatives, plan or policy is available:

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