Thames Tunnel Talk Open to All

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A free talk, open to all, will be held to discuss the proposals for the Thames Tunnel, on Tuesday, December 13th at The Pier House, Chiswick at 7.30 p.m.

Malcolm Orford, the Thames Tunnel Project Manager at Thames Water, will give a talk organised by the Chiswick Pier Trust (CPT) to give the latest information on The Thames Tunnel project. Thames Tunnel maintain it is urgently needed to tackle 39 million tonnes of sewage that overflows into the River Thames each year, when London’s Victorian sewerage system becomes overloaded after rainfall.

Sewage needs to be captured from the 34 combined sewer overflows (CSOs) discharging directly to the river that the Environment Agency has identified as the most polluting.

Running approximately 25km long, the tunnel would capture the CSO discharges and transfer them to the Beckton Sewage Treatment Works.

It would broadly follow the route of the river from Acton in west London to Abbey Mills Pumping Station in the east, up to 67 metres below ground.

The CPT is waiving the usual ticket price for talks in this case, and there will be no admission charge. There will be time for some questions after the talk and those interested can communicate their opinions on the Thames Tunnel website as part of this phase of the consultation until February 10, 2012.

Doors open at 7pm and the event will start at 7.30pm. Chiswick Pier and Chiswick Pier House are at the end of Corney Road and Edensor Road, Chiswick, W4 2UG. The talk is part of a series organised by the Chiswick Pier Trust, a charity that puts people in touch with the River Thames.

For further details on events at the Pier and how to get there, contact the Chiswick Pier Trust 020 8742 2713 or log on at .


February 23, 2012

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