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Our project partners OTA Water have been busy installing some exciting new Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) at Holway Park Primary School!

The school now has to great new features in its central courtyard.

On one side, a cloud covers a small water tank. When it rains, water from the roof fills up this tank and it then trickles out onto the wall planter below. The wall planter is made up of lots of plant pots which link together, allowing the rainwater to slowly flow down the feature and water all the plants. The wall planter will be planted up by the school children soon!

On the other side, a dinosaur spits roof water into a bucket! As the bucket gets full, it tips over and splashes the water into a big water butt. The water stored will be used to top up the school pond and water the plants during dry weather.

The 5W project is delivered by Westcountry Rivers Trust, in a pilot co-lead by Somerset County Council, and is funded by Interreg 2 Seas (and the European Regional Development Fund) and the Royal Academy of Engineers.