Here we will share the details of our first ever Drainage & Wastewater Management Plan. We welcome your support and feedback as we share data and visual outputs showing our progress to date.
Find out more about our company vision for a fully integrated water and water recycling system that provides reliable, affordable and sustainable levels of service for customers and business, while fully protecting the environment.
What is the Drainage and Wastewater Management Plan?
The Drainage and Wastewater Management Plan (DWMP) is a collaborative long-term strategic plan highlighting the known and expected future risks to drainage and identifying solution strategies to mitigate. Following the DWMP Framework published in September 2018 plans will be co-created by water companies and stakeholders with any interest in drainage and wastewater management. The DWMP will create a consistent and transparent approach across the UK.
Covering 2025-2050 we can monitor the predicted anticipated impacts from growth and climate change over time. Ensuring that we are well prepared to meet our customer’s needs, meet environmental regulations and the maintenance of our assets.
From understanding these risks, we can identify the best value solutions and promote the benefit of a cocreated multi-benefit approach for sustaining reliable and affordable levels of service. The DWMP will be a tool to facilitate working in partnership to mitigate risk.
Whilst the DWMP uses the term wastewater, Anglian Water use the term Water Recycling, this is because we do not believe water can be considered as waste. To remain consistent with the industry, we will retain the term in title of the DWMP only.
We support and promote the wellbeing of communities through our sustainable business model. It is structured to create long-term value for customers, employees, investors, business partners and the wider community.
Our long term strategic view
Our aim, supported by our long-term shareholders, is to enhance and support the communities we operate in. Every decision we make as a business considers the social and environmental impacts of our activities and we continuously drive to meet our purpose of bringing environmental and social prosperity to the region we serve through our commitment to love every drop.
Anglian Water has ten long term outcomes which underpin what we do. These are the core principles that we focus on as a business and have been borne through extensive engagement to identify what is important to our customers and stakeholders.
The DWMP will support our company vision for a fully integrated water and water recycling system that provides reliable, affordable and sustainable levels of service for customers and business, while fully protecting the environment. We want this system to be resilient to the effects of growth, climate change and severe drought; to minimise our water and carbon footprints; to enhance biodiversity and to increase the resilience of natural systems in our region, upon which we depend. Our climate-related goals are to mitigate our emissions and become a net zero carbon business by 2030 and to adapt to the impact of climate change. As well as aligning to our outcomes for our customers and the environment, the goals of the DWMP also align with our Strategic Direction Statement, embed the six capitals into our decision making and will inform our PR24 Business Plan.