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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 Pollution in the Chess

Jan 15, 2020

Category: Pollution
Posted by: Kathryn

Sewage pollution

Above: Discoloured water polluted by sewage photographed on Wednesday 15th January 2020

We were informed on the morning of the 15th January by Thames Water that their Chesham Sewage Treatment Work was discharging storm sewage into the Chess.

At the present time, we have no further information regarding how long the discharge took place for or the volume of sewage released into the water.

If you are planning to access the river for work, study or recreation in the near future, we would recommend postponing this.

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