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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 69.02
Liaison Sara McKinstry
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of California, San Diego
IN-17: Natural Wastewater Systems

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 0.50 Kimberly O'Connell
Environmental Specialist
Environment Health & Safety
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Estimated percentage of the institution’s wastewater treated and managed on-site using natural wastewater systems (1-9%, 10-24%, 25-49%, 50-74%, 75-99%, 100%):
1-9%

A brief description of the institution’s sustainable wastewater systems and technologies:

UC San Diego has a pilot program for reclaiming and recycling wastewater on site. Wastewater from showers and lavatories is filtered and treated. The water is collected in an underground tank and used for below grade drip irrigation for all planting areas on the site as well as for the green roof. An estimated 365,000 gallons per year is recycled at this pilot project.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.