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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.

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Liaison Jeff Johnson
Submission Date March 6, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Miami University
OP-T2-46: Non-Potable Water Usage

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired John Seibert
University Architect
Physical Facilities
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Does the institution use non-potable water (e.g., harvested rainwater or graywater) for irrigation and/or other applications?:
Yes

A brief description of the source of non-potable water and how it is used:

We do harvest rainwater as well as A/C condensate for irrigation. The following projects are in various stages of construction.
o At Cook Field and adjacent areas we harvest 25 acres of run off into two new storm water runoff control and detention ponds that are in turn used to irrigate play fields. In addition to this we harvest A/C condensate in the summer from the B&C Western Housing residence Halls to the same pond. See pages 58-63 of the stormwater master plan online for more details.
o At Etheridge hall we will harvest A/C condensate in the summer to a cistern to be used for grounds irrigation. See pages 58-63 of the stormwater master plan online for more details.
o At MET quad we are building a new storm water runoff control and detention pond that will irrigate the band field and MET quad play field.


The percentage of irrigation water usage from recovered, reclaimed or untreated sources :
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The percentage of building space using water from recovered, reclaimed or untreated sources:
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The percentage of water used in utility plants from recovered, reclaimed or untreated sources:
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The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
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o We are now also investigating harvesting of R/O waste (grey) water at the Goggin Ice center, waste water (grey) at the chiller plants as well as waste (grey) water at Pearson Hall aquatics labs for irrigation usage.

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