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London has the highest concentration of cocaine in its sewers in Europe

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

London has topped the league table for the highest amount of cocaine in its sewers compared to anywhere else in Europe. Recent data collected from the European Union’s drug monitoring body, after sampling more than 50 cities and taking into account each cities population size, found that London came top for the largest amount of cocaine flushed down toilets throughout the capital.

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Sewage leak from Little Meadow Sewage Works

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Residents in Bourne End have alerted Thames Water to sewage collecting on the banks of the River Thames near their homes. Christine Roy spoke in the Bucks Free Press. She said that she had called Thames Water after noticing a “scum” on the river’s surface. She said: “I saw it floating down the river in […]

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Ground water levels begin to drop

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Thames Water has announced that thankfully ground water levels have started to drop. Despite the April showers many regions have seen over the last few weeks ground water levels have dropped slightly in the Thames Valley region. This is despite the first half of the month seeing around 57% of the average monthly rainfall. This […]

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River Chess sees sewer flooding after pump failure

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Thames Water has apologised after a leak saw sewage flood into the River Chess. The London drainage company said a waste pump at their Chesham Sewage Works became blocked which subsequently caused a leak which flooded neighbouring land and flowed into the nearby river. The owner of the contaminated land phoned Thames Water and the […]

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Hambledon residents fed up with sewer flooding

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Residents of Hambledon have expressed their dismay at the problems they are still facing with sewage flooding, nearly four months after the first incident took place last November. Thames Water are currently tankering at the Hambledon pumping station with two of their tankers in attendance around 16 hours every day – but fed up neighbours […]

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New THP plants help Thames Water hit renewable energy targets

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Thames Water has plans to install Thermal Hydrolysis process (THP) plants at six of its sewage treatment works as it aims to meet its target of producing 20% of its own power using renewable sources. The new THP plants are essentially pressure cookers which heat the leftover waste from the treatment process to 160C. the […]

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Aldbourne residents speak at Thames Water meeting

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Residents in Aldbourne got their chance to speak to Thames Water officials last Monday night about the sewer flooding which has blighted their village for the last four months. Thames Water is visiting locals whose lives have been disrupted by the latest spate of sewer flooding across the Thames Valley. Last Monday, the 10th of […]

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Tottenham sewer works begin

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Thames Water has just begun work in Tottenham on a sewer upgrade project which will see the size of some of the boroughs the sewer pipes increased in size. The work on the new scheme began on March 11 and is being done to protect homes and businesses from sewer flooding at times of heavy […]

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Super sewer planning application finally submitted

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Thames Water has finally submitted its planning application for the ‘super sewer’ which will pass underneath the city of London. The planning inspectorate received the 50,000 page application for the Thames Tideway Tunnel at the end of last week. The scheme, if it is approved, will provide a new super sewer under the city to […]

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Chertsey sewer scheme underway

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

A new Thames Water scheme to upgrade the sewer network in Chertsey has just got underway. The London drainage company will replace around 1.7km of sewer over the next seven months with pipes being increased in size to the new 300mmm standard. The project, which is costing £1.6m, will reduce the risk of flooding at […]

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