Thames Water plan new "super sewer"

Thames Water have submitted plans for the country's largest privately funded engineering project. If built the Thames Tideway Tunnel "super sewer" will help bring London's Victorian sewers up to date for the 21st century.

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New 'super sewer' will add £70 to every water bill

The capital's sewers were built 150 years ago and are in perfect working condition but they're struggling to cope with a population twice the size as the one they were built for.

Up to 50 tons of untreated sewage can be pumped straight into the Thames every second. Now Thames Water want to build a tunnel for the sewage which will see around £70 put on every customer's bill.

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