Developing our proposals
Our proposals for the Teddington Direct River Abstraction project have been overseen by RAPID, a consortium of water industry regulators. RAPID have implemented a ‘gated’ regulatory process to make sure that all new strategic water supply options are considered in a fair and consistent way, with transparency, and that our customers’ money is spent wisely.
So far we’ve completed initial assessments, including environmental and water quality monitoring, the results of which show that the project presents a low risk to the environment, which can be mitigated. We’re continuing to carry out more detailed assessments, working with the Environment Agency, Natural England, the Drinking Water Inspectorate and other stakeholders.
Site appraisals are underway to find the best route for the proposed new pipeline.
We’ll need to carry out an Environmental Impact Assessment to identify and assess the potential positive and negative impacts the project might have on the environment.
We're listening to concerns raised by local communities about the perceived public health and environmental impacts of the project.
This is our first project specific consultation, and as it is developed further, there will be more opportunities for you to share your views before we apply for consent to build.