Abbey Mills

MQT on 2007-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2007
Question By: 
Mike Tuffrey
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What discussions have the GLA or the ODA had with Thames Water about the need to improve the facilities at the 100 year old Abbey Mills sewerage pumping station to ensure that it is capable of functioning safely and effectively up to and beyond 2012?


Answer for Abbey Mills

Answer for Abbey Mills

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My officers and I have had extensive discussions with Thames Water, Environment Agency, DEFRA and Ofwat regarding London's sewerage system in general and Abbey Mills in particular. I have also discussed the matter with Government Ministers on 3 occasions over the last 18 months. I am expecting an announcement from Government around the end of March with a view to considerable investment in sewerage infrastructure.