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Water bill hike for sewer project

Thames Water has announced that bills could go up by as much as £80 a year to help pay for a major new sewer.

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Pictures: how the super sewer will reduce pollution

THE CURRENT SITUATION

At the moment, our sewers fill up when it rains - and untreated waste water spills out into the River Thames.

This diagram shows how waste water currently overflows into the River Thames. Credit: Thames Water.

THE PROPOSED SOLUTION

The new "super sewer" would divert the waste water away from the river.

When the super sewer is built, the sewage will be diverted away from the river. Credit: Thames Water.

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