Sewage discharged into the River Chess

Thames Water has had to explain why sewage was pumped into the River Chess. The River Chess Association (RCA) wanted an explanation from Thames Water after sewage was allowed to enter the river from Chesham Sewage Treatment Works at the end of January. This was allowed to happen even though the sewage works have seen […]

River Kennet at risk of sewage contamination

Residents have become concerned by sewage leaking into the River Kennet. Due to the high rainfall levels over recent months the water table in East Kennet has risen to a level which is causing manhole covers to be pushed up. The result of this is that sewage is finding its way into the river. The […]

Work nearly finished at Crawley Sewage Treatment Works

A Thames Water upgrade of the Crawley sewage treatment works is just about complete says the London drainage firm. The works at Radford Road, adjacent to Gatwick, should be finished in the next month or so. The £28m investment in the sewage works began in Feb 2010 and has been designed to protect rivers around […]

Hambledon residents cope with sewer flooding

Residents in the small village of Hambleden were left with flooded bathrooms and no toilet facilities after the sewer system in their village struggled to cope with the amount of rainfall over the Christmas and New Year period. Toilets in homes across the village were blocked and residents had to use public showering and bathing […]

Aldbourne residents in shock following sewage leak

Residents in Aldbourne have spoken of their disgust at raw sewage flowing through their village. Thames Water has been contacted regarding the problem and has initially said that their sewer system in some regional areas was unable to cope with the amount of rainwater expected to be taken away by the drains. An Aldbourne resident […]

Heavy rainfall affects Thames Water’s response times

The recent heavy rainfall has left much of the UK sodden, with gardens turned into ponds and roads awash with rainwater which cannot be taken away by the overflowing drainage system. The rainfall levels are markedly higher at this time of year than at any point in recent history which has left many London drainage […]

Bookham residents unhappy at sewer flooding

Residents in Bookham have had to suffer “disgusting” sewer problems through the Christmas period when a drain collapse sent sewage flowing down a local road. Sewers under Water Lane in Bookham suffered a blockage problem during the heavy rainfall the week before Christmas which totally blocked the flow of sewage through the drain. Thames Water […]

Environment Agency finds pollution in stream in Little Marlow

The Environment Agency and Thames Water are investigating after local residents discovered a host of dead animals next to a stream in Little Marlow. Swan, ducks and fish have all reportedly succumbed to the pollution in the stream with other dead birds also spotted floating on the surface of the water. Dog owners have also […]

CCTV drainage survey in London

Perhaps the most difficult part of a drainage engineer’s job is finding out where a sewer is blocked. Most drainage engineers will resort to a using drain jetting equipment when a blockage occurs in the hope that the high pressure jet of water is powerful enough to blast though the clog. However if jetting fails […]

“Stop using wipes” says Thames Water

Waste water companies are trying to educate the general public about ‘what to flush’ after the incidence of non-flushable items found in their drainage systems continues to rise year-on-year. Over the last couple of years there has been a trend for the general public to use supposedly flushable wipes as well as standard toilet tissue. […]
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