Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.70
Liaison Alexi Lamm
Submission Date Oct. 31, 2019

STARS v2.2

Utah State University
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Jamie Hart
Water Quality Engineer
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:

We follow State of Utah guidelines in developing retention ponds and detention ponds to their standards. With development of our Innovation Campus, retention ponds and detention ponds are the best design for our stormwater for that area, due to high groundwater levels. On main campus (on a hill), the best practice for us in regards to stormwater are catch basins, sumps, and injection wells that filter water and inject it into the ground on site. We have some green roofs on campus when appropriate and are also looking at incorporating more LID practices with campus improvements and construction projects. Rainwater harvesting is very limited in the State of Utah. We also within this past year became our own MS4 and have our own stormwater inspector.


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:

Utah State University’s stormwater falls under Logan City’s Storm Water Management Plan. Contractors are required to follow Logan City’s Storm Water Management Plan as it relates to construction practices. USU central campus primarily uses dry wells for storm drainage to recharge groundwater aquifers located on campus. Dry wells on parking lots require some type of oil/sand separation before the dry wells (State Division of Water Quality requirement). There are others that tie directly to the roof drains of buildings (USU does not allow hazardous chemicals in roof mounted equipment.) Also, there are several that collect water from landscaped areas.


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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