The Thames Tideway Tunnel is needed to help the aging Victorian sewer system, which was originally designed for a capacity of 4 million people but now deals with double that at 8 million. Over 39 million tonnes of untreated sewage are flushed into the River Thames each year. The Thames Tideway Tunnel will help reduce this rising pollution for the next 100 years.
What's The Plan?
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Did You Know?
The width of the sewer will fit 3 London buses side by side
Enough sewage is flushed into the Thames in each year to fill the Royal Albert Hall 450 times
The deepest point will be the height of the Shard's spire
The tunnel will be half the length of the London Marathon