Thames Water sets out its 25-year collaborative plan for drainage and wastewater services
Thursday 30th June 2022 12:33
- Thames Water publishes its co-created draft drainage and wastewater management plan which will ensure an ambitious, resilient and sustainable wastewater service for future generations.1
- Through extensive engagement with partner organisations, the plan, which spans from 2025 to 2050, aims to provide the best value for Thames Water’s customers, communities, and the region’s environment, while managing the impact of a growing population and climate change on its services.
- The draft plan is open for public consultation on Thames Water’s website from June 30th to September 22nd, 2022.
- providing sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) to 7,000 hectares of land in London3 (The company has previously provided sustainable solutions to flood risk areas by delivering rain-gardens, rain-collecting roofs and SuDS installations in parks and streets as well as wetland creation and river restoration)
- investment in Thames Water’s sewage treatment works to increase capacity and provide more efficiencies
- a plan to prevent wastewater pollution; leading wider efforts to restore river health and create thriving natural environments.
1. The draft DWMP was created in partnership with customers, community and environment groups and regulators such as the Environment Agency, that have responsibilities for, or an interest in, drainage and wastewater services in Thames Water’s region.
2. Figures based on Local Authority-based growth forecasts alongside population projections from the Office for National Statistics (as assessed in 2018).
3. 7,200 hectares is the equivalent of 50 Hyde Parks.