Thames Water customers report thousands of sewer blockages using new online tool

Since the launch of the online tool in October 2020, more than 6,800 blockages have been reported and raised, with a record 2,100 in February 2021 alone

Plans for ‘England’s first’ poo-powered heating scheme unveiled

More than 2,000 homes in Kingston could soon be heated using sewage

Thames Water fined £2.3m for raw sewage pollution

More than 1,100 fish died after untreated sewage was released into a local stream in 2016

Thames Water trials smart sewer tech to reduce pollution from blockages

More than 300 sewer level monitors have been rolled out and are being put to test in Henley, West Ham and Harlesden in London

On your bike! Thames Water swaps diesel vans for vintage bicycles to cut emissions at Surrey site

The bikes had been found in storage at the site and were refurbished by a local shop – they now cover around five miles each day

Mayor and London’s utilities join forces for £1.5bn worth of infrastructure work

The funding will support upgrades of the gas and water supply network and will boost the EV charging infrastructure across the capital

Thames Water reports ’40kg mass of wet wipes pulled from sewer’ as blockages spike

The UK’s largest water and wastewater company warns there has been a 20% increase in blockages during coronavirus lockdown

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

Urine for a surprise! Reading Festival pee and poop to be turned into renewable energy

Human waste from the festival will produce enough power to run two homes for a day

Thames Water fined £700k for sewage pollution

The Environment Agency said up to 30 million litres of sewage were released from the Maidenhead Sewage Treatment plant