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May 3, 2018
Category: Abstraction
Posted by: Kathryn

With an ever-growing demand for drinking water and increasingly extreme weather events, how do we get the water we need without causing even more harm to our rivers?

May 2, 2018
Category: Drought
Posted by: Kathryn

Our riverfly monitors are back out in the centre of Chesham checking for life in the Chess now that flow has returned.

Mar 24, 2018
Category: HS2
Posted by: Kathryn

A public meeting with HS2 and the Environment Agency looked at the risks posed by tunnelling to the groundwater and rivers of the Chess and Misbourne Valleys.

Dec 31, 2017
Category: Conservation
Posted by: Kathryn

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

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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.