Since October 2017, Thames Water has been working within a section of Bekesbourne Street and its junction with Ratcliffe Lane, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, to reduce the amount of wastewater discharged into the River Thames at an overflow point near Ratcliff Beach.

This site comprises a section of Bekesbourne Street and its junction with Ratcliffe Lane. It is located in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Reconnecting London with the River Thames

London relies on a 150-year-old sewer system built for a population less than half its current size. As a result, millions of tonnes of raw sewage spills, untreated, into the River Thames each year. 

That’s where we come in.  

We’re building a 25km Super Sewer under the Thames to intercept those nasty spills and clean up our river for the good of the city, its wildlife and you.