Hitchin and Harpenden polluted by sewage 121 times in 2023 - lasting 301 hours
- but monitoring was disabled in some locations, so could be more

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Totals for Hitchin and Harpenden in 2023
6 Sites polluted by Anglian Water, Thames Water
121 sewage dumps
301 h duration
That's 12.54 days. 2.3 times a week, on average
Change Over Time
Daily Data Since 2023
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Pollution Summary 2023

Here are all the reported sewage overflow totals for Hitchin and Harpenden 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 2 of the total 9 CSO locations had reporting enabled for less than half the year, of which 2 had zero reporting.

Company Waterway Site Sewage Dumps Duration (Hours) Reporting %
Anglian Water River Hiz HITCHIN WATER RECYCLING CENTRE 95 160 99.75
Anglian Water Ash Brook, River Great Ouse ASHBROOK WATER RECYCLING CENTRE 12 80 100
Thames Water Lee Harpenden 4 35 99.8
Thames Water River Mimram WHITWELL WWTW 2 12 99.8
Anglian Water River Hiz CSO AND EO AT PIRTON TPS 7 11 95.5
Anglian Water River Hiz BANCROFT RECREATION GROUND CSO 1 1 99.8
Anglian Water Unknown POUND FARM PUMPING STATION 0 0 100
Anglian Water River Oughton OLD HALE STORM OVERFLOW 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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