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Moorlands Junior School SuDS, Sale (Light case study)


Business in the Community – The Prince’s Responsible Business Network - is a business-led membership organisation who exist to build healthy communities with successful businesses at their heart.

Their Water Resilient Cities initiative sought to prove a concept; that non-domestic customers, working with schools initially, could be incentivised to implement sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) through re-investing subsequent savings from surface water charges.

Moorlands Junior School SuDS is a pilot project. SuDS divert rain from playgrounds, roofs and car parks away from the public sewer and achieve a 20% reduction in chargeable surface area.

The work at the school was managed and carried out by a collaborative partnership including United Utilities, Arup, Costain, Marshalls, Atkins, CLASP and Stantec who also provided data, technical expertise and materials for free.

Additional funding came via Natural Course, an EU LIFE integrated project to build capacity to protect and improve the water environment.

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