Educational institution modernized with sustainable facilities and green space
Anna University shows the way in water conservation
By ensuring that the wastewater generated by the departments, canteens and hostels is recycled, the campus has managed to save as much as 3.50 lakh litres a day. Using this, it now has a greenbelt consisting of ornamental plants, shrubs and evergreen trees.
Landscaping, gardening and ornamental plants are spread across 32,000 sq. m whereas shrubs and trees occupy another 18,000 sq. m.
The university used to discharge the water into Adyar River till 2000, and till 2010 the sewage treatment plant was used by the students.
Post 2010, it was modernised with the latest facilities.