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PostSubject: Re: Sewage Discharge Notification   Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:46 pm

Tonight...

Rower notification from Thames Water:  Hammersmith Pumping Station (PS)


Following the recent rainfall, Hammersmith PS has in the last hour discharged untreated storm sewage into the River Thames, due to lack of capacity in the existing sewer network.

We are working hard to develop the Thames Tunnel to address the unacceptable volume and frequency of these discharges.

The proposed tunnel would capture flows from the 34 most polluting 'combined sewer overflows' (CSOs) discharging to the river, including Hammersmith PS, and transfer the sewage to our works at Beckton in east London for treatment.

For more information view www.thamesconsultation.co.uk

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PostSubject: Re: Sewage Discharge Notification   Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:00 am

Time to turn up the gas under the whole tunnel debate.
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PostSubject: Re: Sewage Discharge Notification   Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:15 pm

Lots of rain due Thursday, been very hot and dry, watch out folks....
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PostSubject: Re: Sewage Discharge Notification   Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:51 pm

Toady at 13.30..

Rower notification from Thames Water:  Mogden Sewage Treatment Works (STW)

Within the next hour, Mogden Sewage Treatment Works will be discharging heavily diluted storm water into the River Thames.

Storm water is screened, settled in tanks and mixed with fully treated wastewater before it reaches the river.

We regret the necessity to discharge partly treated effluent in this way. Improvements are already under way at Mogden to reduce the chance of this happening in the future.

Until this essential work is done, London's sewer network - which is Victorian - and other facilities will remain overstretched. This
means that after heavy rain there is simply nowhere else for excess storm sewage to go, which is why these discharges, though regrettable, are legal and consented.



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PostSubject: Re: Sewage Discharge Notification   Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:02 pm

Almost on the the lowest point of the tide today
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PostSubject: Re: Sewage Discharge Notification   Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:32 pm

the kit is ready m8, just give us the nod that the bubbler boats are out
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PostSubject: Re: Sewage Discharge Notification   Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:35 pm

Yep will do, trying a few calls at present
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PostSubject: Re: Sewage Discharge Notification   Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:15 pm

Spoke to the EA and they like us have been watching the weather and anticipating todays rainfall.

One boat has been deployed so is on standby in case of a major sag in the disolved oxygen levels. Modgen has not discharged yet but other gravity overflows are running. The main signal of any problem will come on the turn of the tide when the downstream water hits the monitoring points.

If anyone is out and sees any signs of fish in distress, please do report it to the EA hotline on 0800 80 70 60.




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PostSubject: Re: Sewage Discharge Notification   Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:03 am

Spent a bit of time at Barnes tonight and didn't see any sign of fish in difficulty. Tide was not fully out but still seems the river may have got away with it again in some respect.
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PostSubject: Re: Sewage Discharge Notification   Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:58 am

nice one m8
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PostSubject: Re: Sewage Discharge Notification   Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:34 pm

4pm today...

Rower notification from Thames Water: Hammersmith Pumping Station (PS)


Following the recent rainfall, Hammersmith PS has in the last hour discharged untreated storm sewage into the River Thames, due to lack of capacity in the existing sewer network.

We are working hard to develop the Thames Tunnel to address the unacceptable volume and frequency of these discharges.

The proposed tunnel would capture flows from the 34 most polluting 'combined sewer overflows' (CSOs) discharging to the river, including Hammersmith PS, and transfer the sewage to our works at Beckton in east London for treatment.

For more information view www.thamesconsultation.co.uk

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At least is doest say 'kind regards' Thames Water...
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PostSubject: Re: Sewage Discharge Notification   Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:13 am

Heavy rain due in today, up to 25mm in places. Great for the lower non tidal, but will mean the CSO's will overflow on the full tidal, that I have no doubt.

Will monitor the situation and speak to the EA if nessesary
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PostSubject: Re: Sewage Discharge Notification   Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:08 pm

Not hard to predict sadly...


Rower notification from Thames Water: Hammersmith Pumping Station (PS)

16:06 Today

Following the recent rainfall, Hammersmith PS has in the last hour discharged untreated storm sewage into the River Thames, due to lack of capacity in the existing sewer network.

We are working hard to develop the Thames Tunnel to address the unacceptable volume and frequency of these discharges.

The proposed tunnel would capture flows from the 34 most polluting 'combined sewer overflows' (CSOs) discharging to the river, including Hammersmith PS, and transfer the sewage to our works at Beckton in east London for treatment.

For more information view www.thamesconsultation.co.uk

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PostSubject: Re: Sewage Discharge Notification   Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:40 pm

m8, each time I read this I get a knot in my stomach, and its of such a size that no heroine from the ancient world will ever be able to untangle it
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PostSubject: Re: Sewage Discharge Notification   Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:13 pm

Sad thing is it goes unnoticed by the general public except when fish die.

Fact is, since 6th June there have been a further seven overflows that have been reported. The majority of the CSO's are gravity fall, it just comes out and are largely unmonitored.

As said before, just what would the upper tidal reaches be like to if it didnt happen. Hope one day we find out.
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PostSubject: Re: Sewage Discharge Notification   Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:39 pm

At 12:34 today..

Rower notification from Thames Water: Mogden Sewage Treatment Works (STW)

Within the next hour, Mogden Sewage Treatment Works will be discharging heavily diluted storm water into the River Thames.

Storm water is screened, settled in tanks and mixed with fully treated wastewater before it reaches the river.

We regret the necessity to discharge partly treated effluent in this way. Improvements are already under way at Mogden to reduce the chance of this happening in the future.

Until this essential work is done, London's sewer network - which is Victorian - and other facilities will remain overstretched. This means that after heavy rain there is simply nowhere else for excess storm sewage to go, which is why these discharges, though regrettable, are legal and consented.

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PostSubject: Re: Sewage Discharge Notification   Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:16 pm

Mogden & Hammersmith both discharged again today...

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Rower notification from Thames Water: Mogden Sewage Treatment Works (STW)

Within the next hour, Mogden Sewage Treatment Works will be discharging heavily diluted storm water into the River Thames.

Storm water is screened, settled in tanks and mixed with fully treated wastewater before it reaches the river.

We regret the necessity to discharge partly treated effluent in this way. Improvements are already under way at Mogden to reduce the chance of this happening in the future.

Until this essential work is done, London's sewer network - which is Victorian - and other facilities will remain overstretched. This means that after heavy rain there is simply nowhere else for excess storm sewage to go, which is why these discharges, though regrettable, are legal and consented.

Regards
Thames Water

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rower.notification@thameswater.co.uk sent it to me on Aug 20, 2011, 3:34 PM
Rower notification from Thames Water: Hammersmith Pumping Station (PS)

Following the recent rainfall, Hammersmith PS has in the last hour
discharged untreated storm sewage into the River Thames, due to lack of
capacity in the existing sewer network.

We are working hard ... blah blah blah
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PostSubject: sewage discharge notification   Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:37 pm

the bubblers on the river
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PostSubject: Re: Sewage Discharge Notification   Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:21 pm

Thanks guys, been a very poor couple of months on the big river.
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PostSubject: Re: Sewage Discharge Notification   Sun Aug 21, 2011 5:10 am

nice one james, I dont think we were informed by the EA or TW
thanks to ed, our ramshackle oxygenating kit is ready for use
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PostSubject: sewage discharge notification   Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:34 am

bubblers been on river all morning, i think the powers that be should investigate where all this rubbish is coming from, its been like this ever since local authorities started mucking around with the refuse collection times.
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PostSubject: Re: Sewage Discharge Notification   Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:44 am

nice one m8, we're in your hands at the moment regarding fish deaths, as I dont think we've been notified about the bubbler
dave should've been in touch about meeting up for a stroll and picking your brains
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PostSubject: Re: Sewage Discharge Notification   Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:46 am

Not good news, not heard anything from the relevant people.
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PostSubject: sewage discharge notification   Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:15 am

cant see any distressed fish on my side of river, (hammersmith), there are Ten Cormorants sitting on the jetty outside my house, normally, with the tide going down fast, they are filling their boots, but i,ve been watching the river all morning and have seen no sign of fish whatsoever.
I,ve got to go over the other side, (Barnes), in about an hours time, so will have a good look over that side.
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PostSubject: sewage discharge notification   Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:58 pm

walked along river from hammersmith bridge to beverley brook, then back up to leg o mutton resi,
never saw any sign of fish distressed or otherwise, waterfowl feeding in the margins, so there has got to be some sort of life in there, spent a hour walking round the resi watching the carp enjoying themselves and counted twenty seven (27) cormorants (some perched, some feeding), chasing what ever they could get their greedy beaks around, so much for this water being a nature reserve, are,nt fish part of nature? maybe not in the eyes of richmond council
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