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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.01
Liaison Andrew Predmore
Submission Date March 2, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Indiana University Bloomington
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Michael Dorsett
EHS Specialist
Environmental Health and Safety
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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:

Indiana University Bloomington's Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program requires the use of best management practices at our construction sites to reduce sediment in run-off, and we must have adequately designed best management practices in place to take of run-off after construction (post-construction BMPs).

A map of storm water BMPs at IUB is available at: http://goo.gl/maps/wrrc5


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:

Indiana University has implemented a Storm Water Quality Management Plan (SWQMP) in accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s NPDES Phase II requirements which were interpreted for the state of Indiana by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, 327IAC15-13. Outlined within this permit are six minimum control measures that act as guidelines for municipalities, universities, and correction institutions to follow to minimize the harmful effects of storm water runoff. The six minimum control measures are:

Public Education and Outreach
Public Participation and Involvement
Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
Construction site Runoff Control
Post-Construction Runoff Control
Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping

Community Collaboration
Indiana University Bloomington is a member of the Monroe County Storm Water Environmental Education Team (SWEET). Other SWEET member agencies include: Monroe County Government, Monroe County Soil & Water Conservation District, Monroe County Solid Waste Management District, Monroe County Purdue Extension Office, City of Bloomington, Town of Ellettsville, and Ivy Tech State College Bloomington. The SWEET conducts monthly meetings to share ideas and combine efforts on water quality education. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management recognized the efforts of the SWEET at the Annual MS4 Storm Water meetings in 2012 and 2013.


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