We have multiple wastewater systems throughout campus, that remove effluent water to Severn Trent water for treatment, and storm water into the Bourn Brook.
Water also drains from built up areas naturally into the surrounding environment rather than being pumped away. Any new buildings approved and built since 2012 have sustainable urban drainage systems in place including Computer Sciences, the Collaborative Teaching Laboratory, The Library, and our buildings at Tyseley Energy Park. These underground systems and permeable ground materials mean when it rains, water seeps through underground to prevent surface water and the risk of flooding.
We also have large underground water tanks connected to the storm water drain system to help delay the release of rainwater, helping to reduce the risk of flooding in the natural water course.