Thames Water announces Hogsmill Treament Works wildlife improvements.
A new lagoon will be created at Thames Water’s Hogsmill Sewage Treatment Works later this year and next year a new ‘walk and learn trail’ and a resource room for local schools will be developed .
Steve Shine, Chief Operating Officer for Thames Water said, "It is very important to us that we take an active role in improving the environment for the communities that we serve so we’re extremely pleased that work to improve the Lagoon is beginning."
Tony Quinn, from the Surbiton and District Bird Watching Society said, "In the past, species such as Redshank and Lapwing have also bred here and visitors have included Richard’s Pipit from Asia and Sardinian Warbler from southern Europe."
This week, soil left over from construction work at the sewage works will be recycled to reshape the lagoon and will be transported in lorries along Lower Marsh Lane to the lagoon opposite.