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

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.

Sewage leak from Little Meadow Sewage Works

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 […]

River Chess sees sewer flooding after pump failure

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 […]

Hambledon residents fed up with sewer flooding

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 […]

New THP plants help Thames Water hit renewable energy targets

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 […]

Aldbourne residents speak at Thames Water meeting

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 […]

Super sewer planning application finally submitted

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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