Bury St Edmunds to Colchester

We’re building new pipelines between Bury St Edmunds, Wherstead, near Ipswich, Haverhill, and Colchester.


It will mean about 70km of new pipelines and will increase reliability for homes and businesses and reduce risks of drought.

It is part of Anglian Water’s Water Resources Management Plan (WRMP) which looks 25 years ahead to manage and secure the water resources by safe-guarding against the potential future impacts of water scarcity, climate change and growth, while protecting the environment.


What is happening now?


We’re currently identifying the likely routes for these pipelines and considering timescales for delivery.

We are working on routes that seek to minimise any short-term disruption to the environment and communities.


Our work is in its early stages, and once we have further updates they will be available on this webpage. We hope to carry out some surveys - to identify ecological and archaeological sites of importance - this year.  


If you have and questions, please email strategicpipelines@anglianwater.co.uk.


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