Dr Onkar Sahota AM, London Assembly member for Ealing and Hillingdon, described the Tideway project as ‘hugely important for the long-term environmental health of the River Thames’ after a site visit in Acton last week.
Tideway’s Acton Storm Tanks site is the westernmost on the project – and the effective start of the Thames Tideway Tunnel.
Dr Sahota had previously met with those working on the project to discuss the work in Acton and to learn about the wider benefits of cleaning up the River Thames.
He was invited for a tour of the site and to meet a few of those working on London’s new super sewer.
Speaking after his visit, Dr Sahota said: ‘The creation of the super sewer is hugely important for the long-term environmental health of the River Thames.
‘Currently, we all know that the river remains polluted, and this project will be a new and radical solution to this problem.
‘It was fantastic to visit our local site in Acton to see the work that they are doing first hand.’
One of Tideway’s six tunnelling machines will finish the westernmost section of the tunnel at Acton Storm Tanks.