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Feb 17, 2020
Category: Pollution
Posted by: Kathryn
On the 16th February, Thames Water's Chesham Sewage Treatment Works released storm sewage into the river.
Jan 15, 2020
Category: Pollution
Posted by: Kathryn

On 15th January, Thames Water's Chesham Sewage Treatment Works released storm sewage into the river.

Dec 15, 2019
Category: Wildlife
Posted by: Kathryn

Apex predators and fish populations can co-exist in a healthy ecosystem. There is advice and help available for any fishery owners concerned about the presence of otters on the Chess.

Dec 15, 2019
Category: Wildlife
Posted by: Kathryn

Otters are present on the Chess; part of the positive story of the recovery of this protected species from the brink of extinction.

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Sewage Release Into the River

Oct 2, 2019

Category: Pollution
Posted by: Kathryn

Following heavy rain, Thames Water's Chesham Sewage Treatment Works discharged sewage into the Chess downstream of Blackwell Hall on the 24th September. The discharge occurred for two hours starting at 9.30am.

We were particularly disappointed that the text warning system from Thames Water that should have alerted us was not activated.

Below: The Chess filled with sewage

River filled with sewage

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