Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.26
Liaison Alexi Lamm
Submission Date Oct. 10, 2022

STARS v2.2

Utah State University
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Lance Maughan
Utility Mapping & Storm Water Manager
Facilities Planning
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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:

A. All new development/redevelopment must address the following areas:
a. Prevent or minimize impacts to water quality
b. Meet current retention requirements
c. Apply a low impact development (LID) approach
Designers consider LID Practices Such as but not limited to Bio Swells, Dry wells, Retention and Detention ponds


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:

USU uses state and Federal guidelines when calculating the percentile for Rainfall Events. Last year USU worked with a local engineering firm to help create the model to fit the Logan main campus.

USU follows 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.

https://www.usu.edu/facilities/files/MaincampusLandDisturbanceApplication.pdf
https://www.usu.edu/facilities/files/SWMP_Final_2020.pdf


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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