Planting Commences at Mogden

Drop in on 28th February


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With construction almost complete, this month we will begin planting the site's western embankment.

We will create a mixed grass and woodland area using a wide selection of young trees and shrubs. In addition, there will be a meadow at the base of
the mound with a variety of herb-rich grasses and wildflowers such as daisies and red campion.

To encourage wildlife we will also build several wood piles, and provide nest boxes for bats and birds.

In preparation for planting, we have started spreading the area with the topsoil stored at the toe of the embankment. Once complete, we will install
a shallow land drain in this location. Starting from the southern end, we will gradually plant each section of the mound.

We have already started operational testing of a large part of the new works and remain on target to complete the remaining construction work by
the end of March. Once everything has been tested and is running smoothly we will have boosted the site's treatment capacity by 50 per cent so it can
cope better during heavy rain.

As is usual with work of this nature, some of the project team will remain on site for a few months to complete the process of handing over the new works to the site team. This includes optimising the performance of the new
equipment and completing any landscaping work that may have been delayed by
the weather.

Come and meet the team
On Thursday 28 February, from 5pm to 6.30pm, we will be holding an informal
drop-in session, where you will be able to discuss our work with members of
the project team.

This will be held at Twickenham Stadium and free car parking is available.
On arrival, please report to reception at Rugby House Door A, situated in
the South Stand, from where you will be directed to the meeting room.

We will keep you updated on our progress, but if you have any questions
please call 0845 641 0030, quoting 'Mogden'. Our lines are always open.

Thames Water

February 28, 2013

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