Thames Water Update on Mogden
"We have made good progress with our work to upgrade Mogden, which will
significantly reduce the amount of partially-treated sewage that overflows
into the River Thames following heavy rain.
"Our work to move and reshape the western embankment is almost complete, and
we have nearly finished storing the removed soil around and on top of the
new embankment, meaning it is temporarily taller and steeper than it will
be on completion. Where possible, we have created a step in the embankment
to help indicate the final height.
"Retaining the removed soil on site will significantly reduce the number of
lorries which would otherwise travel in and out of Mogden. Between 2011 and
2012, we will gradually move this soil to its final position, where we will
use it to fill in around each new structure as it is built.
"After Christmas, most of our activities will take place on the Mogden
treatment works side of the embankment, and will therefore be less
noticeable from neighbouring properties.
"We recently started preparing the foundations for the additional sewage
treatment equipment, which will continue into the New Year. This involves
driving steel and concrete piles into the ground. Unfortunately, the nature
of this work can generate noise and vibration, which we are monitoring.
"We have finished installing our temporary site offices in the north-west
corner of the site, and they are now fully occupied.
"Our contractors, Black & Veatch, will continue to work Monday to Friday,
between 7am and 7pm, with the main construction activities limited to 8am
and 6pm. They will stop working by midday on Friday 24 December and will
return on Tuesday 4 January.
"We are working hard to limit disruption as best as we can, which includes
continually reviewing our working techniques.
"Thank you for your ongoing patience during this essential work.
"If you have any questions please contact 0845 6410030, quoting Mogden. Our
lines are always open."
December 1, 2010