The National Audit Office (NAO) has revealed that it still needs to work out whether or not the £4 billion super sewer that’s set to be built beneath London won’t actually, you know, flood the Underground transport network with shit and screw with the foundations of Elizabeth Tower.
We've only just got the Night Tube, too.
Construction on the 15-mile tunnel is due to begin in a matter of months, and the NAO says its findings will be ready to publish in autumn. The government, meanwhile, wants to get the wheels in motion as soon as possible, as it needs to prove that Brexit hasn’t fucked the UK up.
There are also concerns about the funding model behind project poo, which the NAO has described as ‘unusual’.
Construction money is being raised through higher water bills, and any cost overruns will fall on taxpayers' heads. The NAO says it needs to work out how the "risks are being mitigated". [Telegraph]