On Wed. 17th Aug. the Marine Team departed on a tour of the 150 year old, Victorian built, Brighton Sewers. Millions of bricks were used to form the miles of sewers required to manage the waste from Brighton, which was previous stored in Cesspools at the back of properties. Originally the sewers were designed to allow the sea to flow into them and ‘flush’ them out at high tide, however these days, the waste is sent to a cleansing plant at Peacehaven.
The sewers were engineered for a 500 year design life, and it’s a good job, as the Population has increased from 90,000 in 1871 to 270,000 in 2011.
The tour served as a reminder that the projects HOP Design and Engineer, could have both practical and historical significance for future generations.