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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 66.35
Liaison Ben Champion
Submission Date May 2, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Arizona
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Benjamin Champion
Director
Office of Sustainability
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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:

With the continuing development of the campus, the University strives to recognize the long-term inherent value of water by conserving, harvesting, capturing, and reusing it. According to section C-9 of the UA Design Specifications and Standards, all projects must account for surface water in their design. As quoted from section C-9:

"Within a project’s design process, surface water should be an influence on integrated site design promoting proactive solutions that are consistent with or exceed regulatory standards. Given current limited storm sewer and land capacities, combined with a historic reliance on existing streets for surface water conveyance, some of the mitigation of past and future surface water issues at the University of Arizona should occur on a project by project basis. In the interest of fulfilling this intent, two types of design criteria are noted below. The General Surface Water Guidelines address issues applicable to all projects while the Specific Features Guidelines inform the design intent of specific surface water elements."

To read the full policy please visit: http://pdc.arizona.edu/workwithua/dss/rev6/00000%20C-9%20Tab.pdf


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, guidelines and/or practices that supports the responses above:

The University of Arizona has a formal Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP)promoting best practices in six areas. The six areas that the University of Arizona focuses are:

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

Additionally, Risk Management and Safety provides web delivered training for employees to inform employees how the SWMP relates to everyday job responsibilities.

The full SWMP is available on Risk Management and Safety's website provided below.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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These entries have been updated as of February 2016

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