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Thames Barrier: Sewage

Volume 715: debated on Tuesday 1 December 2009

Questions

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many new consents for combined sewage overflow pipes have been granted on the River Thames between Windsor and the source of the Thames in the last five years. [HL207]

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many combined sewage overflow pipes are located between the Thames Barrier and the source of the Thames; what are the locations of each of those pipes which relate to overflow at sewage pumping stations; and what are the locations of each of those pipes which relate to gravity-fed combined sewer overflows. [HL208]

The public register currently has 203 consented discharges into the River Thames between the Thames Barrier and the source of the Thames. Of these, 123 are pumped discharges and 80 are through gravity outflows.

I have arranged for details of the consented discharges to be placed in the House Library.