London’s Super Sewer Construction Officially Started

January 15 2016

Thames Water has officially signalled the start of construction work on3039334-slide-s-5-a-deep-underground-look-at-londons London’s Super Sewer project with the placement of a crane-supporting barge on the river Thames.

The barge was pushed into place by two boats and will now be used to prepare a new pier that will be used during the construction of the Super Sewer. The new sewer will tackle pollution issues caused by the tens of millions of tonnes of sewage overflows that enter the Thames River every year. Once completed, the Super Sewer will intercept overflows from the 34 most polluting combined sewage overflows before transfer the flows to east London for treatment.

Central Project Delivery Manager for Tideway Andy Alder said “The crane will give us the capability that we need to prepare the Blackfriars site for out vital work to upgrade London’s sewerage system. “This work is taking place directly next to one of Sir Joseph Bazalgette’s famous interceptor sewers in the embankment, so it’s a fitting place to start our work.”

For further information visit the Thames Tideway Tunnel website.