Regulator awards licence to Bazalgette Tunnel to start building along Thames and says bidding process has cut costs
London’s new £4.2bn super sewer will cost customers less than expected, the water regulator has said, as it awarded a licence to start building the tunnel next year.
Ofwat said Bazalgette Tunnel Ltd, a company formed to lead the project, would build the Thames tideway tunnel. The 16-mile (25km) sewer is designed to reduce the 39m tonnes of untreated sewage that flows into the river Thames each year.
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