Thames Water is the largest water provider in the UK, supplying London and the Thames Valley. It is necessary that they take into account their impact on the environment as it provides the water that they put into use – they employ ecologists to help mitigate these impacts.
Thames Water supplies funding to the River Thame Conservation Trust – you can find out more about this on our projects map – and hosts water quality liaison meetings at which the state of the river and surrounding freshwater is discussed; these meetings are held every 6 months and focus around how the sewage treatment works are functioning and how they are influencing the river, including any local pollution incidents. Suggested improvements to the system are also considered. Thames Water have 36 sewage treatment works operating in the River Thame catchment so they are hugely important to the area’s water supplies. More information can be found at their website and on our page about sewage treatment.