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Thames Tideway Tunnel: A Boat Tour of London's New Super Sewer

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Date: 3rd November

Time: 12:30 for a 13:00 departure. Finish at 4pm

Location: Blackfriars Pier

InterEngineering in conjunction with Tideway are very excited to announce a 3-hour boat trip of London's next large scale construction project after Crossrail. Boarding on the 3rd of November, the unforgettable tour will encompass 11 Tideway sites along the river, from Putney to Tower Hamlets. Representative speakers from Tideway will give talks detailing their revolutionary project.

During the trip, visitors will be able to enjoy drinks from the licensed bar on the boat while being immersed by the historical marvels from one of the United Kingdom’s fabulous cities. There will be plenty of opportunity for networking as well.

Contact Mike & Peter on londonse@interengineeringlgbt.com

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The Project

Tideway are upgrading London's sewerage system to cope with the demands of the city well into the 22nd century.

After years of study, construction work is underway for the new 25 kilometre interception, storage and transfer tunnel running up to 66 metres below the river, known as the Thames Tideway Tunnel.

Starting in west London, the main tunnel generally follows the route of the River Thames to Limehouse, where it then continues north-east to Abbey Mills Pumping Station near Stratford. There it will be connected to the Lee Tunnel, which will transfer the sewage to Beckton Sewage Treatment Works.

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Overflows of untreated sewage into the tidal River Thames add up to tens of millions of tonnes every year. This is unacceptable and the Thames Tideway Tunnel will clean up one of the world’s iconic rivers.

London's sewerage system relies on an integrated network of combined sewer overflows (CSOs). At the time it was built, the CSOs would release flows through discharge points along the river during heavy storms. Originally, this would happen once or twice a year, it now happens on a weekly basis and no longer requires a storm to trigger overflows.

By intercepting the sewage before it enters the river, the Thames Tideway Tunnel will help prevent the tidal River Thames from being polluted with untreated sewage which can stay in the river for up to three months before the ebb and flow of the tide finally takes it out to sea.

Built from three main construction drive sites in Fulham, Battersea and Southwark, the Thames Tideway Tunnel is expected to take up to seven years to build, at a cost of £4.2 billion (2014 prices). It will require the use of 24 construction sites, 11 of which are located along the river bank.

You can see more information about all the Tideway sites here: https://www.tideway.london/the-tunnel/explore-by-location/

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