Lock 58 Sewage

SW Herts Labour are campaigning to clean up our environment.  Please see our video above to learn more about the problem.

In response to a Freedom of Information request to the Environment Agency we received the following reply:

Enquiry regarding: NIRS update and water quality update.

Thank you for your enquiry which was received on 23 March 2021.

We respond to requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

Thank you for your email, please find attached the incident reports. These have been redacted to remove personal data. See appendix one for legal details.

Incident report 01911011 is still under investigation, so the final report has yet to be created. Please see attached the current status report.

Berkhamsted sewage treatment works has been impacted by the increase in groundwater infiltration in the network, caused by the wet weather this autumn and winter. The area has been prioritised for groundwater infiltration investigations this year, as a result. The site has been breached for discharges from storm tanks during non-storm conditions. We have highlighted in this breach that the water quality impact will start to increase with water temperature. An Environment Officer will be carrying out a compliance check this month.

The following links may be helpful:





Incident Report 1

Incident Report 2

Incident Report 3



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