Blog

Peter Simpson: “Mental Health is everyone’s business”

This blog post comes from our CEO Peter Simpson, who is also chair of the Business in the Community Wellbeing leadership team. Mental Health is everyone’s business. Mental health problems are on the increase, with one in for people experiencing some...

October 11, 2017
Tractor and Drip Tray

Catch a drip in time

Across the East of England, our drinking water comes from two main sources – ground water and/or rivers.  The split between the two is roughly 50/50.  Whatever the original source, one of the biggest risks to the water quality is...

October 5, 2017

Ten years of education at Anglian Water

Anglian Water’s community education team and local school children are celebrating the 10 year anniversary at Chelmsford Water Recycling Centre’s education centre this week. Since opening back in 2007 the purpose-built education centre based on the Anglian Water’s water recycling...

September 29, 2017

Welcome to the H2OMG festival of water!

We are holding our biggest ever public consultation event which will help inform our five year plan from 2020-2025. The H2OMG Water Festival at The Forum in Norwich is running all week. We are asking customers what’s important to them,...

August 16, 2017

Turning used oil into energy

Pouring used oil down the sink causes blockages in our sewers which can lead to pollution incidents. We clear thousands of blockages like these every year and the problem costs millions. In Norfolk we’re working with Norwich City Council, South...

August 10, 2017
Catchment advisors

FAIRWAY Project – working with farmers across Europe to protect our water

It’s been two and a half years since Anglian Water first started conversations with Isobel Wright (University of Lincoln) who had been approached by Wageningen University and Research Centre in the Netherlands.  Together they worked to secure EU funding for...

August 4, 2017

Hard water in our region: Your questions answered

We often get enquiries about limescale in water so we wanted to explain what it is, why it’s there and why it’s really difficult for us to reduce it in our supplies. Our Head of Water Quality, Dr Robin Price,...

July 21, 2017

Chatterton Tower facelift

Next time you start to paint the front room, spare a thought for the team painting Chatterton Water Tower in Spalding, Lincolnshire. This is our biggest paint job of the year – it started in March and is set to...

July 20, 2017

“Potatoes are more interesting than you think!”, a week with the Coastal and Catchment team

Anglian Water was recently awarded Business in the Community’s Responsible Business of the Year award. We were going to ask our Head of Sustainability Andy Brown to tell us about some of the environmental work we do which was praised...

July 18, 2017

Winning Responsible Business of the Year: A proud moment

Anglian Water Chief Executive reflects on winning Responsible Business of the Year at the Business in the Community Awards Anglian Water employs 4,500 people directly, and many thousands more through our partners and contractors, so saying thank you to all of...

July 5, 2017

News

Anglian Water joins forces with local council to help schools be water-wise

Anglian Water has joined forces with Milton Keynes Council’s Low Carbon Team to take part in the EU funded project – Political Awareness on Water (POWER) – which is aiming to highlight the value of water and the importance of...

October 17, 2017

Prestigious award for local fundraiser

This week local fundraiser, Diana Freeman received the president’s award from WaterAid UK for her tireless work raising funds to bring clean water and sanitation to developing countries. Diana, who lives in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, and works for Anglian Water...

October 17, 2017

Anglian Water scheme scoops ‘Green’ construction project of the year award

Water company awarded national accolade at this year’s British Construction Industry awards Anglian Water is celebrating as one of its largest ever water supply schemes – the Grafham Water Resilience project – was crowned Carbon Reduction Project of the Year...

October 13, 2017

Let’s keep East Anglia safe online

To mark cyber security awareness month Anglian Water is sharing its handy hints and tips to help customers stay safe online. The company already regularly warns customers of the dangers of bogus callers – people who knock on doors and...

October 9, 2017

Whistle find for Colchester customer

Our Contact Centre staff deal with thousands of calls and emails a day, and some of our customer’s problems require a little more imagination than others. Patricia Pavey contacted us recently after she accidentally dropped an antique whistle – which...

October 3, 2017
Anglian Water use recycled electric car batteries to power their water treatment work in Cambridge.

Driving efficiency for the future

State-of-the-art technology to store energy is being trialed at Anglian Water’s Cambridge Water Recycling Centre. The energy storage systems use ‘second-life’ batteries from electric vehicles to collect and store energy. The stored electricity is then used to power the site...

October 2, 2017

World War II plaque saved

When plans to lay a commemorative World War II plaque were almost scuppered, Anglian Water stepped in to save the day. A commemorative stone honouring the 75th anniversary of the Chapel Street Air Raid in Colchester has been unveiled today....

October 2, 2017
A similat Wetland treatment site in North Norfolk

What’s wet and wild…and clever? Come along to find out more!

Residents in and around Ingoldisthorpe are invited to hear about Anglian Water’s plans for its new wetland treatment facility, next to the village’s water recycling centre. Customers are invited to come along and find out more between 6pm and 8pm...

September 27, 2017
Beachcare at Cleethorpes

Come and join us for Cleethorpes’ Big Beach Clean-up

This Sunday, September 17, volunteers will be heading down to the Cleethorpes shoreline to clear litter from the beach. The event, which is part of the national Big Beach Clean Up, is being run by Cleethorpes BeachCare group and co-hosted...

September 13, 2017

Bringing the future of water to our region with The Smarter Drop

Anglian Water is launching a pioneering new project in Newmarket, focused on creating the future water company, today. To mark the launch of the project and allow people to find out more, it’s holding a free community fun day this...

September 8, 2017