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Oxford granted bathing water status

Thames Water welcomes Wolvercote Mill Stream becoming the second inland river in the UK to achieve Designated Bathing Water Status.

The digital standpipes detect where water has been taken from the network.

Digital innovation helps track down water theft

25/05 11:25

Hi-tech GPS trackers have helped Thames Water track down companies that illegally take water from the network, protecting the supply against those who use water without being billed for supply.

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The Bronze Age spearhead unearthed at Cirencester sewage works

Bronze Age spear discovered as Thames Water builds new wetlands

18/05 11:19

A near-pristine Bronze Age spearhead was among the historic artefacts uncovered during work to build a new wetlands at a Thames Water sewage works in Cirencester.

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New sewer to protect Kingston residents from flooding

01/04 09:47

Thames Water is installing a new sewer pipe in Kingston to help protect homes, businesses and the environment from flooding.

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Ofwat innovation funding

22/03 11:15

Thames Water and project partners awarded £1.5million to drive innovation and efficiencies within the water sector. 
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New measures to improve river health

15/03 13:30

Thames Water CEO Sarah Bentley has announced new measures to improve river quality and reduce sewage discharges in a speech to The Rivers Trust Annual Spring Conference 2022.

 
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Thames Water announces key milestones of its Turnaround plan

14/03 13:40

Thames Water announced today a range of customer improvements that mark key milestones as it heads into year 2 of its 8-year Turnaround plan.

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Engineers strengthened the two tunnels which feed water into the reservoir

QEII reservoir back in action and refilled with equivalent of 8,000 Olympic pools of water

01/03 12:56

A £25 million investment project to help protect London’s water supply for the next decade has been successfully completed ahead of schedule in Walton-on-Thames.

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Thames Water to reward housing developers who achieve water neutrality

28/02 09:30

Housing developers who commit to building water efficient or water neutral new homes will be offered discounts on the charges they pay Thames Water to connect to the public water supply

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A person wearing a green top throws a wet wipe in the bin

Two in five people have flushed tampons, wet wipes or sanitary products down the toilet

24/02 09:59

A new Thames Water survey has found flushing wet wipes and sanitary products down the toilet has become a common practice across the UK.
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We're proud to be named in top 100 employers for LGBTQ+ commitments

23/02 10:00

Thames Water has entered the charity Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers list in recognition of its commitment to the inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community in the workplace

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A sustainable drainage scheme in Camley Street in London

Less concrete, more jungle: over £3 million of funding for nature schemes to tackle flooding

14/02 12:00

Thames Water is funding 20 nature-based schemes to tackle flooding in London and the Thames Valley

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Engineers carrying a new section of pipe

Thames Water lays new pipes to protect South London water supply from future bursts and leaks

11/02 13:50

More than 1.5km of new water pipes will be installed in Lewisham to protect residents from disruptive bursts.

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