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.