Thames Water completes sewage treatment works upgrade
Thames Water has announced that upgrade works at the Deephams sewage works are now complete.
The upgrade to the works, which serves one million people, has also increased renewable energy generation on site from a new combined heat and power plant and reduced the carbon footprint of the works by a third.
Every day, Deephams deals with more than 200,000 tonnes of wastewater, although this can rise to above one million tonnes during periods of heavy rain.
During the three-year project there was no impact on service to Thames Water’s customers or treated effluent to the environment.
The changes have seen the quality of treated water returned to the River Lea, a tributary of the Thames, significantly improved while there is also a 99 per cent reduction in odour emissions, achieved by covering key parts of the works.
The project delivered by Thames Water’s collaborative relationship with the AMK Joint Venture comprising of AECOM, J Murphy and Sons and Kier Infrastructure, on time and to budget.
“We’re all incredibly proud of the upgrade to Deephams. While many of the customers it serves may not have noticed anything while the work was taking place, it is going to make a big difference now and for the future,” said Thames Water’s head of major projects, Martin Hoff.
“As a result of our investment, the site is now more sustainable and ready for the future challenges of population growth and climate change.”
The leader of Enfield Council, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, added: “Thames Water’s investment in this incredibly important plant not only supports Enfield’s residents and businesses, but will continue to support the ongoing growth and future demand we expect to see in the borough. In addition, the significant modernisation to the infrastructure will, in short, improve the environment and quality of life for those living in the immediate catchment area.
“I would also like to applaud the close cooperation of Thames Water and the Enfield Council (development management team) throughout the planning of this key infrastructure improvement project.
“It’s my desire that all Enfield residents have decent, well-connected places to live in and this investment of £250 million by Thames Water will make a marked contribution to this aim.”
- Thames hosts Malawi water board in fact-finding mission Thames Water has welcomed members of Malawi's Central Region Water Board (CRWB) for a 10-day visit to help improve the... Read More >
- Thames Water to be grilled by London Assembly Thames Water will face the London Assembly's Environment Committee at City Hall tomorrow (February 4) to answer questions... Read More >
- Meter-U contracted to Thames meter reading framework Meter-U has been appointed to Lot 3 of Thames Water's AMP6 water meter reading and sales investigation service framework,... Read More >
- Flushed with success: FOG and Unflushables Southern Water's FOG and Unflushables programme has brought a significant improvement in the state of its sewers. Robin... Read More >
- Will SfA8 make as big a splash as hoped? Martin Lambley, product manager for stormwater management at Wavin, looks at whether Sewers for Adoption 8 will meet... Read More >
- Developing ideas: Thames Water's innovative sewer plan Thames Water is radically re-engineering an Oxfordshire market town's sewer network to help developers prepare for... Read More >
- Brexit, WWII, ancient artefacts: Southern Water's testing sewer project Southern Water's £2.5 million project to replace an 800m stretch of sewer main in Kent was complicated by - among other... Read More >
- Tyre microplastics pollution: Ignore it or remove it? Tyre microplastics is one of the largest sources of pervasive pollution in the water environment, yet consistently ignored... Read More >