|The beginnings of a Super Sewer|
Working in the Sea Containers building (on the south bank by Blackfriars Bridge) you gaze across on the industrious work of construction teams on the north side of the River Thames.
I was witnessing Tideway at work, ‘building the Thames Tideway Tunnel'.
It is owned by a consortium of investors, and more than two million pensioners have an indirect investment in Tideway though UK pension funds managed by those investors’. (according to the Tideway web site.)
It breathlessly describes the project:
As the London relies on a 150-year-old sewer system built for a population less than half its current size. As a result, millions of tonnes of raw sewage spills, untreated, into the River Thames each year.
That’s where we come in.
We’re building a 25km Super Sewer under the Thames to intercept those nasty spills and clean up our river for the good of the city, its wildlife and you.
The full Tideway story, the high water mark if you will, is here https://www.tideway.london/about-us/