Energy, water and waste management
This directory pages provides links to information and resources about managing energy use, water and waste.
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Further reading on any of these topics is essential as it there are many requirements involved.
- Backflow prevention
- Drinking water quality
- Energy use and conservation
- Septic tanks on school sites
- Waste management
- Waterways on or by schools
Backflow happens when dirty water or other liquids flow back into the clean water supply.
Clean and safe water must be provided at schools.
Energy use is a big part of your school’s expenditure. Find advice to help you make the best energy decisions for your school.
If your school is putting in a septic tank, or upgrading your existing one, you need to think about what size you need and what your local council requires.
Schools need to find ways to get rid of school waste with the least negative effects on the environment.
Waterways include areas like rivers, the sea coast, wetlands and marginal strips. You need to ensure the school’s activities don’t damage the waterways, or overuse resources.
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