Holland & Barrett to stop selling wet wipes in fight against fatbergs

Wet wipes are said to account for around 80% of blockages in sewers, costing an estimated £100m a year to clear

‘Concreteberg’ weighing 105 tonnes blocks London sewer

It is thought to be at least 100 metres long and the biggest blockage Thames Water has ever seen

Thames Tideway Tunnel is now 40% complete

Tideway has increased its estimate of total costs for the super sewer by 8%, bringing the total up to £3.8 billion

Severn Trent Water fined £500k for raw sewage discharge at Sutton Park

Sewage had spread across 1.15 hectares – an area slightly bigger than the size of an international rugby pitch

Cleaning up the Thames for good

We got access to the Thames Tideway Tunnel to find out how it will affect pollution levels in the river…

Water treatment
Yorkshire Water launches £17m scheme to clean up treated sewage

It hopes the move will help it meet environmental targets on phosphorus removal

Thames Water to pay £80k for sewage pollution

The money is being given to environmental charity South East Rivers Trust to make improvements to the River Shuttle

Sewage treatment plant turns to 100% poop-power

Thames Water’s facility in Basingstoke has tripled its energy generation capacity

Severn Trent’s new sewage treatment technique ‘a third more efficient’

Its £60m Thermal Hydrolysis Plant is expected to be able to efficiently process 100 tonnes of sludge each day

South West Water fined £50k for sewage breaches

The incidents took place at its sewage treatment plants in Salcombe and Dartmouth between 2015 and 2016.