Waste water found in Edmonton lake

London drainage company Thames Water has made a public apology after sewage was allowed to seep into a lake in Edmonton. The incident occurred on Friday the 16th November and was discovered by passers-by who reeled at the foul stench coming from the water’s surface. Thames Water and the Environment Agency investigated the leak and […]

Don’t use wet wipes, use foam gel says Thames Water

A new antibacterial foaming gel is being promoted by London drainage company Thames Water in a bid to stop homeowners from using wet wipes which block the sewer system. The new gel: Freshu is the brainchild of a former Oxford University student who wanted to develop a liquid which could be used in conjunction with […]

Wantage sewage works complete

Thames Water has just revealed that they have completed their works at Wantage which will stop sewage being released into a rare Oxfordshire chalk stream. The sewage works will stop raw sewage entering Letcombe Brook, famously depicted in On Leaving Wantage by Sir John Betjeman. The upgrade works have seen Thames Water install a storm-overflow […]

Thames Tideway Tunnel scheme seeks independent financial advisor

After more than a year trying to sort out the Thames Tideway Tunnel project financing, Thames Water are to turn to an independent advisor as they work out how to source the required funds. Thames Water has been in constant touch with the government and Ofwat about the tunnel scheme, but it seems that hiring […]

Thames Water’s hidden gems open to the public

As part of the city-wide ‘Open House London’ celebrations, Thames Water is opening some of their more elaborate hidden gems to the general public. Places on tours can be booked now with the weekend the 22/23 September earmarked as the weekend the facilities will be open. Some of the sights which you could behold include: […]

London drainage company attend sewer problem in Loughton

Residents in Loughton were concerned recently when black slurry started to seep onto a green space close to a public pathway in Forest Road. The sewage spilled onto a green area which is used by dog walkers and played on regularly by children. When the spill was noticed by local resident Tom Richardson, he immediately […]

Removing scale from pipes in London

If you live in London one of the regular drainage problems you’ll encounter concerns scale. Scale is usually found in hard water areas and is a deposit which lines the inside of the drainage pipes reducing the pipes’ diameter. Scale can also create rough surfaces within a drainage pipe where solid matter can get stuck […]

Thames Tunnel receives backing in new poll

A new survey which was commissioned by Thames Water has revealed that more than eight out of ten Londoners support the building of the Thames Tunnel. The Thames Tunnel is Thames Water’s new ‘super sewer’ scheme which is currently undergoing a consultation process. The sewer, when completed, will stop waste overflows discharging waste into the […]
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