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 […]

Unprecedented water levels keep Thames Waters’ tankers busy

Thames Water has said that it has spent over £4.5m this winter pumping out sewers to stop them overflowing after the region was saturated by unprecedented rainfall. The London drainage company said that they were left with no choice but to pump sewage away from some locations after the water table level rose to record […]

Residents concerned by Chilton sewage flooding

Recent heavy rainfall in the village of Chilton has led to some residents fearing that they will once again face the problem of raw sewage contaminating local roads. Residents say there has been repeated contamination of The Lane over recent months with heavy rain exacerbating the problem. One of the residents, Fred Dumbleton, spoke in […]

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 […]

Borehamwood residents suffer sewer misery

Residents want Thames Water to compensate them after sewage flowed into their gardens three times over the last month. Families in Borehamwood awoke last week to find their gardens were covered with sewer detritus including human excrement, toilet paper and tampons. It was the second time the sewer had flooded in the same week. They […]
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