The University of Connecticut’s Storrs Campus has its own water facilities and systems just like a town or city. We maintain stormwater management systems, a public water supply, and wastewater treatment facilities onsite. UConn Storrs has a student and staff population of over 30,000 people and includes more than 2 million square feet of buildings. The University uses both traditional and green to manage stormwater; a UConn-operated drinking water supply from two wellfields; and a UConn-operated wastewater treatment facility with reclaimed water facility.
Besides the traditional municipal water services, the UConn landscape has lakes, ponds, streams, and even the ocean as part of its Storrs and Regional campuses. Campus lakes and ponds were created by small dams built many decades ago and these water bodies have become important campus features that require regular inspections and careful maintenance.