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Fishing for their Supper

"Paws for Thought"

Cats eye up fish returning to a cleaner Thames.

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In late 1998 Cats eyeing up fish life returning to the Thames were the stars of a poster celebrating Thames Water's work to improve river quality.

In the poster, that appeared at Underground stations across London, capital moggies are on the prowl for a tasty supper from the Thames, now home to over 115 species of fish, following Thames Water's 950 million investment programme at sewage treatment works.

Species lured back to the Thames include sole, bass and plaice. Rarer species making a welcome return include the pogge, the scad, the leopard goby and the straight-nosed pipefish.

Jane May, Thames Water's Customer Services Director, said: "Everybody in the Thames Water region - cats included - can take a real sense of pride in the transformation of the Thames into the cleanest metropolitan river in the world."

Thames Water is the UK's largest water and sewerage company, supplying almost 12 million customers in London and the Thames Valley, from Kent and Essex in the east to the fringes of Gloucestershire in the west. The company also has seven major international water projects in countries from Puerto Rico to China.

Congratulations on a great job to Thames Water.

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Notes to Editors:

A colour photograph, "Paws For Thought" shows capital cats prowling the banks of the Thames. Copies available electronically (IDS 0171 336 7942, quoting ref "Cats"), or by post (Thames Water Press Office 0118 939 9258).

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