Braintree polluted by sewage 421 times in 2023 - lasting 3,699 hours
- but monitoring was disabled in some locations, so could be more

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Totals for Braintree in 2023
21 Sites polluted by Anglian Water
421 sewage dumps
3,699 h duration
That's 5.14 months. On average 1.2 times a day
Change Over Time

Pollution Summary 2023

Here are all the reported sewage overflow totals for Braintree in 2023. Sometimes sewage can be being dumped for months at a time.

Reporting refers to how much of the time the monitoring was active. In this constituency 6 of the total 32 CSO locations had reporting enabled for less than half the year, of which 6 had zero reporting.

Company Waterway Site Sewage Dumps Duration (Hours) Reporting %
Anglian Water Stisted Brook River Blackwater STISTED STW 49 795 100
Anglian Water River Colne EARLS COLNE WATER RECYCLING CENTRE 37 566 100
Anglian Water River Colne HALSTEAD (LANGLEY) WRC 59 504 100
Anglian Water Bumpstead Brook STEEPLE BUMPSTEAD PS-NOS.1,2,3 & 4 33 345 75
Anglian Water Bumpstead Brook River Stour N STEEPLE BUMPSTEAD STW 18 299 100
Anglian Water Bourne Brook River Colne GOSFIELD STW 27 279 100
Anglian Water River Brain BRAINTREE WATER RECYCLING CENTRE 33 224 99.55
Anglian Water Toppesfield Brook River Colne TOPPESFIELD STW 36 148 100
Anglian Water River Colne GREAT YELDHAM - POOLE STREET CSO 19 139 100
Anglian Water River Colne SIBLE HEDINGHAM STW 23 116 100
Anglian Water River Blackwater BOCKING WATER RECYCLING CENTRE 8 78 100
Anglian Water River Brain BRAINTREE WATER RECYCLING CENTRE 27 76 98.75
Anglian Water River Pant WETHERSFIELD WATER RECYCLING CENTRE 4 39 25.2
Anglian Water River Stour BURES HAMLET PS 5 33 100
Anglian Water River Colne CASTLE HEDINGHAM - QUEEN ST CSO 4 21 95.9
Anglian Water River Colne SIBLE HEDINGHAM - ALDERFORD ST CSO 9 13 97.4
Anglian Water River Colne EARLS COLNE CHURCH HILL #3 CSO 19 6 100
Anglian Water Pods Brook River Brain RAYNE STW 3 4 6.8
Anglian Water Pods Brook RAYNE TERMINAL PUMPING STATION 1 1 100
Anglian Water River Colne EARLS COLNE ST ANDREWS CHURCH CSO 5 1 100
Anglian Water River Colne WATER SUPPLY BOREHOLES AT PARSONAGE 2 1 100
Anglian Water Culverted River Blackwate BRADFORD STREET FOUL SEWER 0 0 0
Anglian Water Unknown ROSE HILL 0 0 0
Anglian Water River Colne EARLS COLNE 0 0 100
Anglian Water River Brain SSO HOPPIT BRIDGE 0 0 0
Anglian Water River Brain ROSE HILL 0 0 0
Anglian Water River Brain SSO CLAPBRIDGE FARM 0 0 0
Anglian Water River Brain ROSE HILL 0 0 72.5
Anglian Water River Pant CHURCH STREET CSO 0 0 100
Anglian Water River Brain NOTLEY ROAD CSO 0 0 100
Anglian Water River Blackwater BRADFORD BRIDGE PS 0 0 100
Anglian Water Unknown GROVE FIELD 0 0 0

Data Sources & Accuracy

EDM (Event Duration Monitoring) data and Consented Discharges to Controlled Waters with Conditions from Environment Agency & Data Map Wales, and Scottish Water

Experimental derived data from Thames Water API, Some data may be missing or inaccurate. This uses Environment Agency rainfall data from the real-time data API (Beta) - Rainfall data is delayed by up to two days.

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