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ASUM Sustainability Coordinator
The University of Montana has a storm water permit and is required to protect surface waters from contamination. This permit puts certain requirements on UM to ensure that the potential for pollution is eliminated. Those requirements include:
Storm drain cleaning
Parking lot and street cleaning
Maintain a used oil recycling program
Spill prevention plan with spill response personnel on campus
Hazardous material storage, management, and disposal program
Stenciling on storm drains
Education of campus community on storm water issues
Monitor for fuel releases at fueling sites
Ground truthing system to prevent illicit discharges
When considering new construction, Facility Services designates areas for rainwater management according to the area’s Best Management Plan (BMP). This plan is based off of the construction zone’s pervious or impervious areas. According to the perviousness of the designated zone, the BMP discerns how much water will be soaked into the aquifer or diverted for on-site landscape infiltration.
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.