Thames Water Update on Mogden Sewage Works

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We are progressing well with work to upgrade Mogden Sewage Treatment Works.The improvements mean we will significantly reduce the amount of partially-treated sewage that overflows into the River Thames following heavy rain, and meet new Environment Agency standards by March 2013.

Our biggest activity remains moving and reshaping the western embankment to make room for the additional sewage treatment equipment. The recent good weather has helped to get us about half way through the bulk of this work, which will gradually move further away from neighbouring properties as it progresses into early 2011.

Due to limited room at the works, we need to store some of the removed soil around and on top of the new embankment, meaning it will temporarily be taller and steeper than on completion. Retaining this soil on site will significantly reduce the number of lorries which would otherwise travel in and out of Mogden.

Where possible, we will start planting in spring 2011 to help improve the look of the area.

Last month we started demolishing some of the redundant structures, and crushing the left-over concrete. We plan to complete these potentially noisy activities by the end of November. We also began driving steel piles into the ground to prepare the foundations for the new equipment, which will continue into the New Year.

Thank you for your ongoing patience during this essential work. We are working hard to limit disruption as best as we can, and are continuously monitoring noise and vibration levels.

You can meet members of the project team and view our plans at our next informal drop-in session at the RFU (Rugby Football Union), on Thursday 4 November, from 4pm to 7.30pm. Free parking will be available in the main car park. On arrival please report to reception at Rugby House Door A,
situated in the South Stand.

If you have any questions please contact 0845 6410030, quoting Mogden. Our lines are always open.

Thames Water

November 4, 2010