Eau de Thames: Beckton desalination plant for drinking water comes back on stream – London, UK

A hosepipe ban introduced by Thames Water in August, banning its 15m customers from watering gardens or washing cars as it sought to conserve supplies after this summer’s record 40C temperatures, remains in place.

Ms Bentley said the desalination plant was only planned as a “swing site” for intermittent use, able to supply 100 mega-litres a day – five per cent of the capital’s needs.

She told the Standard: “It was operational in time for the Olympics. It’s been operated three times – it was never built as a permanent site. “Because […]

Eau de Thames: Beckton desalination plant for drinking water comes back on stream – London, UK2022-11-06T14:46:27+01:00

Thames Water’s ÂŁ250million desalination plant is turned OFF even though it is supposed to supply drinking water to 400,000 London homes every day during droughts – London, UK

The plant, which was opened by the Duke of Edinburgh in 2010, is the only one in the UK designed to turn salty seawater into fresh water. 

It was originally marketed as being able to offer an additional 150 million litres of water a day – but this has now been revised down by a third to 100 million.

It said that regardless of the plant’s current operational status, short term hosepipe bans would still be required to curb water usage. 

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Thames Water’s ÂŁ250million desalination plant is turned OFF even though it is supposed to supply drinking water to 400,000 London homes every day during droughts – London, UK2022-08-07T14:41:54+02:00

Thames Water bosses plan to turn sewage into drinking water – London – United Kingdom

Water bosses have drawn up detailed plans to turn sewage into drinking water as one of a series of measures to prevent London’s taps from running dry, the Standard has learned.

In a doomsday prediction, Thames Water today said the Capital is facing a £330 million-a-day loss to the economy if dramatic changes are not made to secure the city’s supply.

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Thames Water bosses plan to turn sewage into drinking water – London – United Kingdom2018-11-07T15:45:16+01:00
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