Clean water for our campus and community
The University of Calgary is creating a ripple effect through its research, community and organizational partnerships. By leveraging institutional resources and building relationships, UCalgary is helping to address water security and sanitation issues on local and global scales.
The Spyhill Campus operates an entirely independent stormwater management system capturing and infiltrating all precipitation on-site without relying on the municipal stormwater infrastructure. Run-off water from the animal handling area and rainstorms is filtered through an engineered wetland which cleans the water. The water then flows down and is stored in ponds where it evaporates back into the atmosphere.