Anglian Water covers the largest geographical area of any water company in England and Wales. We 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, to the Thames estuary, and from Buckinghamshire to Lowestoft.
The land we own is split into water treatment works, water recycling centres and water parks. Overall, our water parks cover over 4,428 hectares of parkland, woodland, nature reserves and water. Our water parks and nature reserves are an essential part of protecting and enhancing wildlife across the east of England. 47 of our sites are protected by law because they’re teeming with wildlife. Their total area equates to 146,000 tennis courts and includes such diverse sites as Tetney Blow Wells in Lincolnshire, Rutland Water in Rutland and Newbourne Springs in Suffolk. To ensure we manage wildlife across the region to the highest possible standard we work in partnership with organisations like the Wildlife Trusts, Keep Britain Tidy and the British Trust for Ornithology.
Our partnership approach to working with the Wildlife Trusts is a national and international benchmark for industry working in partnership with conservation bodies to deliver conservation gain. We are proud to support and work with the Wildlife Trusts at the following sites:
Rutland Water – Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust
Tetney Blow Wells – Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Grafham Water – Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Northamptonshire
Pitsford Water – Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Northamptonshire
Foxcote Reservoir – Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust
Newbourne Springs – Suffolk Wildlife Trust
In addition to being havens for wildlife and giving plenty of opportunity for getting closer to nature, our water parks provide people with superb opportunities for recreation and relaxation. You can enjoy a variety of pursuits including fishing, sailing, walking, cycling and wildlife-watching.
Our water parks welcome over 2 million visitors a year and hold Green Flag and VAQAS Status. The Green Flag Award scheme recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world, while VAQAS focusses on the customer experience.
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