In terms of geographic area, Anglian Water is the largest water and wastewater company in England and Wales, covering 20% of the land area. Some 112,833 kilometres of water and sewer pipes serve over six million customers and the company is committed to exploring new ways to operate more effectively and more sustainably. This commitment drives innovation at all levels within the business – from the strategic to operational.
New technologies are a feature of Anglian Water’s ‘Innovation Shop Window’. The real-world location in Newmarket, Suffolk acts as both a proof of concept and proving ground for the innovations the company believes will take its business forward to meet the demands of future generations. Sometimes, however, real-life presents the right conditions to test technologies in a live incident. As happened in May 2018.