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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 65.93
Liaison Srinivasan Raghavan
Submission Date Feb. 24, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Missouri
OP-28: Wastewater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Alicia LaVaute
Sr. Recycling & Waste Minimization Specialist
Sustainability Office
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Total wastewater discharged:
373,801,219 Gallons

Wastewater naturally handled:
373,801,219 Gallons

A brief description of the natural wastewater systems used to handle the institution’s wastewater:

All campus wastewater, grey and black, is directed into the City of Columbia’s Municipal Sewer system. The City’s Sewer system is routed to the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) west of the City of Columbia, and is treated there. The WWTP’s secondary effluent is released into constructed wetlands prior to being released into the Eagle Bluffs Conservation area. The effluent from mechanical plant is discharged into constructed wetlands where it receives additional secondary treatment then goes into the Eagle Bluffs Conservation area. The plant provides both primary and secondary treatments. The City of Columbia and the Department of Conservation entered into a cooperative agreement that allows the Department to use treated wastewater from the city as a primary water source for the wetlands.

+ Date Revised: April 6, 2015

The website URL where information about the institution’s wastewater management practices is available:

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