Thames Water

MQT on 2008-06-18
Session date: 
June 18, 2008
Question By: 
Mike Tuffrey
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


You have withdrawn the legal challenge to Thames Water's plans for a desalination water treatment plant at Beckton on the basis of a quid pro quo whereby Thames Water will work with you on a range of water efficiency measures across the capital. Would you describe what these measures will be? When work will begin to implement them? And when can Londoners expected to see an improvement in their water supply?


Answer for Thames Water

Answer for Thames Water

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Thames Water has said that it will work with the GLA, boroughs and housing associations in seeking to attain 'Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3' status for estate renewal projects. It has also agreedto work with the LDA on its Green Homes programme, and with the GLA and LDA to investigate opportunities for a grey water/rainwater harvesting pilot project. GLA officers will be meeting Thames Water shortly, and I will then be meeting David Owens, Thames Water's Chief Executive, to agree how these measures are to be implemented.