Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.15
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date March 3, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Western Kentucky University
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Christian Ryan
Sustainability Coordinator
WKU
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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:

Western Kentucky University is geographically located on karst landscape, meaning that our geology is characterized by caves, sinkholes, and underground streams and rivers. As such, it is vital that we practice environmentally sensitive rainwater management. We do this through landscaping practices such as use of rain gardens and bio-swales, parking lot design that utilizes green space and permeable space to improve and reduce storm water runoff, and observing LEED practices in construction and renovation projects.


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:

Western Kentucky University is designated as an MS4 by the EPA, and as such is required to have a storm water quality management plan. Our plan, created and adopted in 2010 can be found at: http://www.wku.edu/ehs/stormwater/stormwater.php


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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