Mundella in partnership with southern water to reduce storm overflows
Mundella Primary School is part of a £1.6million project with Southern Water in reducing storm overflows and preventing the region's sewage system from taking on too much water too quickly and reducing the flood risk in the local area.
Southern Water have planted five sustainable drainage systems (SuDs) worth £16k. The SuDs use a mixture of rain harvesting and nature-based systems, such as rain gardens and rain planters. All designed to slow the flow of surface water into the existing combined sewage systems during periods of heavy or prolonged rain.
Frazer Westmorland, Headteacher at Mundella states:
As part of Mundella Primary School's ongoing commitment to reducing waste and supporting environmental strategies, we are thrilled to have support from Southern Water, enabling us to add these new SuDs (sustainable drainage systems) to our school.
“Not only will the addition of these units, in the form of planters, reduce the amount of rainwater going into our already overwhelmed drainage systems, the SuDS will also develop pupils' understanding of how we can contribute to sustainable environmental strategies.
The children will also be able to use them to learn about growing different plants and, furthermore, they will add some well needed green to our playground. Thank you Southern Water and the SuDS in Schools Programme.”