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Dec 31, 2017
Category: Conservation
Posted by: Kathryn

Restoration works to a tributary of the Chess are planned for early 2018.

Nov 21, 2017
Category: Abstraction
Posted by: Kathryn

River Chess groundwater levels at record lows, a dry river in Chesham for a year, but no water restrictions from Affinity Water.

Sep 18, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: Kathryn

A public River Chess forum will take place in support of the World Wildlife Fund's 'Nature Needs You' campaign.

Jul 12, 2017
Category: Drought
Posted by: Kathryn

With groundwater levels now exceptionally low, the river in Chesham is dry as far as Lord's Mill, Waterside.

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Further Sewage Leak

Mar 4, 2013

Category: Pollution
Posted by: Kathryn

Yet another sewage spillage occured in the Chess Valley, this time on the 22nd February. Again, untreated sewage flowed from the Chesham Sewage Treatment Works (CSTW) onto neighbouring land. On this occasion, the volumes were not significant, but are evidence of an on-going problem at the site. The operator of the plant, Thames Water, is aware of the issue and is looking for ways to prevent this reoccurring. The Environment Agency has been informed.

This is one of a number of recent sewage pollution events at this location. We are working with Thames Water and the Environment Agency to avoid these incidents occurring, but they are hapenning far more frequently than anyone would like.

All pollution incidents should first be reported to the Environment Agency Hotline on 0800 80 70 60. In the case of sewer leaks in our area, also contact Thames Water on 0845 9200 800.