|Thames Water Holds New Consultation over Relief Sewer Plans|
Drop-in events will show how public's views are influencing scheme
Thames Water is inviting local residents to a series of drop-in events where it says they can learn how their views are influencing the proposed major scheme designed to protect properties from sewer flooding.
Thames Water held a first public consultation on its plans for the Counters Creek sewer at the end of 2014.
However, its original plans for sites where existing sewers can be connected to the new storm relief sewer were strongly opposed by local residents, including the Hammersmith Grove Residents Association.
They were backed by Hammersmith and Fulham Council Leader Stephen Cowan, who said some of the chosen sites were "simply unacceptable". He promised in July that council officers would work closely with Thames Water to find less disruptive sites.
Thames Water now says, having already made a number of changes, it is giving people the opportunity to find out how their views have been taken on board.
The proposed construction sites for the storm relief sewer are now:
Drop-in events, beginning this week and running till December are as follows:
The Counters Creek sewer flooding alleviation project involves the construction of a new storm relief sewer to safeguard 1,700 homes and businesses that have flooded in recent years when heavy rain overwhelmed drains and sewers, forcing sewage to back-up in the pipes and overspill out of toilets and sinks.
For more information on the project and proposed sites, go to Counter's Creek.
November 24, 2015