Stratford’s Olympic gardens watered by recycled sewage

Sewage is being recycled into non-drinkable water and irrigating lawns and gardens at the London 2012 Olympic Park, Stratford, following the opening of a �7m recycling plant at Old Ford, Bow, the biggest “black water” treatment works in Britain.

Jointly-funded by Thames Water and the Olympic Delivery Authority, the treated water will also be used for flushing toilets at the Olympic venues.