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Tunnel division

Letters

You reported Thames Water's plan to spend £2bn on a tunnel which reaches depths of 80m (NCE, 29 March).

As a practicing sewerage engineer for over 30 years I have always hated the idea of pumping large volumes of flow on the grounds of cost.

Now, however, we have another even more pressing reason to avoid this. Has anyone, I wonder, assessed the whole-life carbon footprint of such a scheme? As OFWAT apparently believes it is unnecessary I expect to see much debate taking place on your pages or reported in them before the scheme gets the go-ahead.

On another point, regarding last week's headline 'Yorkshire closes sewage works', as a resident of Yorkshire I sincerely hope that Yorkshire Water's project manager knows the difference between a sewage works and a water treatment works more thoroughly than you do!

Howard Glenn, Howard.Glenn@calderdale. gov. uk

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