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Brainy drains installed on campus

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Royal Roads will host a pilot project to test a new wireless drain monitoring system aimed at protecting the environment from pollutants that get washed into storm drains. Victoria-based Petro Barrier Systems Inc. (PBS) designed and manufactured the drain filters and Camosun College researchers developed the wireless system. 

PBS will install the first of eight filters in a parking lot on campus beginning Feb.5.  The data generated over the year-long project will directly benefit the university and will also add important context to a Capital Regional District water flow monitoring project (part of a larger harbour monitoring project) on Colwood Creek, a fish-bearing waterway on campus.

Read the news release here.

Read a story about the project and alumnus Mike Ansley's involvement here.