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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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What happens to sewage at you local sewage treatment works?

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Many people don’t give a second thought to the sewage which leaves their homes, but the process of transporting it to sewage works and treating it is quite complex. All the sewage or waste water which leaves your home needs to be treated before it is put safely back into rivers. This waste travels via […]

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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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Ten items which should never be flushed

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Much of the recent sewer flooding which Thames Water has seen is due to the sheer amount of rainfall which fell during the later months of 2012. The water table is now at such a high level that any run-off after subsequent rainfall is making its way to a sewer system which is only designed […]

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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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