Gallery Centaur 1
Gallery Centaur 1
November 2019
Headquarters Savile St E, Sheffield S4 7UQ, UK

Centaur - A modular IoT system for urban flood and overflow alleviation which avoids infrastructure costs and disruption, and reduces environmental impacts.

Centaur is for wastewater operators who wants to reduce urban flooding and overflows to the environment in the face of urban growth and more intense storms.

It leverages AI to make best use of existing network capacity. Centaur avoids acute capital and space requirements, and the disruption of traditional infrastructure enlargement solutions. Centaur is an autonomous, intelligent monitoring and control system to reduce urban escapes. as it is modular, easily deployable and self-powered. It uses radio communications between modules and can be configured via Bluetooth. The central module connects to an internet dashboard for the convenience of oversight and reconfiguration.

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Key features

  • Reduces wastewater spill volume to rivers and water bodies by 90%
  • Reduces the number of pollution events in rivers and water bodies by 80%
  • Reduces overflow frequency by ~80%
  • Reduces peak flows by up to 40%


  • Avoids the cost of building extra wet weather storage capacity (i.e. building bigger sewers, or installing tanks), which reduces economic costs by 87%

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