The University of Vermont’s (UVM’s) Main Campus is approximately 459 acres and is located in two different municipalities (Burlington and South Burlington) and in four different stream watersheds (Centennial Brook, Englesby Brook, Potash Brook and Winooski River).

Aiken Green RoofUltimately, these four watersheds discharge to Lake Champlain. UVM uses best management practices to prevent, control, and treat stormwater runoff on campus. UVM regularly attends the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission’s Clean Water Advisory Committee (CWAC) meetings to discuss stormwater projects, regulations, goals, education, outreach, etc. The CWAC also has an MS-4 Subcommittee consisting of representatives of the nine municipalities and three agencies, including UVM, charged with implementing the Rethink Runoff campaign as part of our Public Education, Outreach, Participation and Involvement permit requirements. As part of UVM's MS-4 obligations, the University is required to address 6 "minimum measures". The first two (public education and involvement in stormwater issues) are not site specific, so the University participates in a regional effort with other MS4 entities to educate and involve the public in best practices to reduce stormwater impacts. Annual reports for the activities related to Minimum Measures 1 & 2 can be found on the right hand side of this page. To learn more about the Rethink Runoff efforts, please go to

For additional information on stormwater quality in Burlington, please visit the Stormwater Management pages found on the City of Burlington's website.