Earl Pumping Station is an existing Thames Water site which spills around 540,000 cubic metres into the River Thames in a typical year – we’re working hard to reduce this by around 90 per cent.

Reconnecting London with the River Thames

London relies on a 150-year-old sewer system built for a population less than half its current size. As a result, millions of tonnes of raw sewage spills, untreated, into the River Thames each year. 

That’s where we come in.  

We’re building a 25km Super Sewer under the Thames to intercept those nasty spills and clean up our river for the good of the city, its wildlife and you.

Explore the next sites

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Bekesbourne Street

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

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Deptford Church Street

London Borough of Lewisham