First schools ease flooding by turning rainwater into wildlife habitats

Schools across North London are creating wetland habitats to help ease flooding and water pollution problems. The wetland habitats are designed to store rainwater and provide homes for wildlife.


The first wetland has been completed by schools in Barnet and Enfield within the Pymmes Brook catchment. The wetland forms part of a Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS) and includes ponds, swales, and a water butt to store rainwater and help reduce the pressure on local drains and the Pymmes Brook.


Find out more about the project online at


Read the full story on the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust website.

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