Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.69
Liaison Jennifer Kleindienst
Submission Date April 5, 2023

STARS v2.2

Wesleyan University
OP-22: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Victor Diaz
Grounds Manager
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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:
Wesleyan does not have an institutional plan to reduce stormwater runoff, but employs many strategies to reduce runoff, including the use of native plantings, permaculture gardens, vegetated roofs, and stone swales. Wesleyan complies with all state regulations regarding runoff from developments. The current drainage system channels rainwater into storm drains, which are separate from sewer drains. Rain gardens have been installed in Butterfield Courtyard and at Neighborhood Preschool. Green roofs have been installed at Boger Hall, Allbritton, and the Center for Film Studies.

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:
Wesleyan's grounds policy linked below includes irrigation management, implementing rainwater harvesting and reuse in irrigation, and when doing landscaping projects at locations without underground drainage, install rain barrels to reduce potable water consumption.

Website URL where information about the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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