We’ve been working on the Super Sewer, enabling the works to go ahead providing in depth CCTV surveys and cleaning.
Our engineers were down in Bazalgette’s original tunnel’s carrying out the necessary CCTV surveillance to enable the construction work to begin. Every crack and leak was recorded.
The surveys provided a level of detail that allowed the client to make necessary repairs within the existing rock. A stronger and safer system will be the result as they start works on the Super Sewers.
With the beautiful pictures of the grand super sewer and how the media have pitched it as a bright new dawn for London’s drainage, it would be easy to forget the ugliness of the job.
When our engineers were asked the question,“What was it like surveying for the Super Sewer?”
A typical response was, “Bloody horrible, to be honest!”
Walking through raw sewage is never fun. The necessary work we undertook, has enabled the construction of the Super Sewer for London to go ahead.
London is an incredibly beautiful city. That its sewage has been managed by a 150 year old system is an example of extraordinary Victorian engineering. The 21st Century’s contribution: the Super Sewer is taking on the mantle of keeping one of the world’s leading cities running clean.
The level of engineering required is astounding. Shafts over 60m deep will join existing pumping stations to the super sewer. The main treatment works will be at Beckton where the waste water will be processed and reused.
We can’t understate the impact and importance of the London Super Sewer. It’s a fantastic addition to the London sewer system, Sir Joseph Bazalgette would be proud.