At Anglian Water, we cover the largest geographical area in England and Wales. We employ 5,000 people and supply water and water recycling services to more than six million customers in the east of England and Hartlepool.
Our huge region stretches from the Humber estuary, north of Grimsby, to the Thames estuary, and from Buckinghamshire to Lowestoft on the east coast.
Our coastline is around 1,257 kilometres and 112,833 kilometres of water and sewer pipes supply and transport water across some 27,500 square kilometres. If we laid them end to end, they would take us a quarter of the way to the moon.
Compared to other regions, we have a high proportion of flat and low-lying areas, including The Fens in Cambridgeshire and the Norfolk Broads.
A quarter of our region lies below sea level which means we are acutely aware of the risk of flooding. And with so few hills providing gravity, we have to use more energy to pump water from place to place.
Because of our region’s size, we run more water and water recycling treatment works than elsewhere – 1,257 – which is around a quarter of all the works in England and Wales. This ensures the recycled water we return to nature passes strict quality standards set by law and our regulators.
We’re also one of the driest regions in the country; with just 600 millimetres of rain each year, we receive on average, a third less than the rest of England. In fact some areas have lower annual rainfall than Jerusalem which is why it’s vital to look after the water we’ve got.
Providing water to 4.3 million people
From Grimsby in the north east of our region to Milton Keynes in the south-west, we provide the cleanest water to 4.3 million of you! Our highest quality water is our proudest achievement and we’re constantly innovating ways to make it even better.
Protecting our environment
We clean a billion litres of used water in over 1,000 water recycling works, every single day. Once it’s sparkling clean again, we return it back to nature – our rivers are the cleanest they’ve been for decades. All the more reason for you to enjoy our open spaces, wildlife habitats, parks and reservoirs. So you can see the sparkle yourself!
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