Haven’t They Seen The News? Developers Pick Worst Possible Time To Launch Plans For Outdoor Swimming Pools On The Thames As The River Floods Its Banks
The current system, designed by Sir Joseph Bazalgette, opened in 1865 and 150 years later the sewers are running at full capacity. In 2012, 57 combined sewer overflows discharged 39 million tonnes of sewage into the River Thames. Weathered: As the supporting structure weathers, the designers hope it would be colonised by algae, ferns and saline plants such as sea beet and sea aster The designers behind the scheme have earmarked the Thames Baths Project for the sites of the proposed Super Sewer vents: Shadwell in the east of the city and Blackfriars Bridge in central London. ‘Our scheme doesnt rely on the Super Sewer it relies on the government taking action and commissioning a clean-up programme for the Thames as the (existing) Bazalgette sewers are near capacity,’ said Mr Romer-Lee.
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