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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 Bronze
Overall Score 41.99
Liaison Eva Rocke
Submission Date June 30, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Montana
OP-23: Rainwater Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Eva Rocke
ASUM Sustainability Coordinator
ASUM
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Which of the following best describes the institution’s approach to rainwater management?:
No written policies, plans or guidelines, but green infrastructure and LID practices are used

A brief description of the institution’s green infrastructure and LID practices:

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
Public participation
Ground truthing system to prevent illicit discharges


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:

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 website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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