Wessex Water pays £35k for sewage spill at Dorset nature reserve

The Environment Agency said the pollution had a ‘severe impact’ on aquatic invertebrates over a distance of around 100 metres, which deteriorated water quality

Giant fatberg weighing 40 tonnes removed from London sewer

It was equivalent to the weight of three red London buses and found in Greenwich earlier this year

The first three kilometres of the Thames Tideway Tunnel are now complete

Tideway has published its latest annual report confirming the project is on schedule to be finished by 2024

‘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

Devon’s largest ever fatberg removed successfully

It was taken to a local sewage treatment plant and used to produce energy

Forget washed up whales… monster fatberg hits seaside town

The build up of fat, wet wipes and grease in Sidmouth, Devon, is larger than some models of Boeing 747 airliner

Sewer blockages ‘costing Londoners £12m every year’

The London Assembly says once removed, blockages are often incinerated, further polluting the city’s air

Thames Water declares victory over ‘monster fatberg’

Thames Water’s nine-week battle against the “monster fatberg” in Whitechapel has come to an end. The fatberg below the east London street, found in September, was a solid mass of fat, oil, wet wipes, condoms and other sanitary products. The water company said the work took longer than expected due to the damage the fatberg […]

Thames Water completes multi-million pound sewer

Work on one of the largest sewers in the Thames Valley has been completed. The multi-million pound project has been built to support 6,000 new homes at Great Western Park and Valley Park. Specialist tunnelling machinery was used to lay 1,200 metres of pipe – three times around an athletics track – measuring 1.2 metres […]

Secret WW2 air raid shelter found near sewers

An air raid shelter built in the Second World War was discovered by engineers planning a sewer upgrade in Tottenham. Thames Water stumbled upon the hitherto unknown shelter believed to have been built around 1940. Under the ground at Tariff Road in north London, it measures 10 metres long, 2.5m wide and 2m high. It […]