Archaeologists in hi-vis vests excavating the remains of a Roman building found near Rutland Water

The area covered by Anglian Water for both water and water recycling services is very rich in archaeology, Scheduled Ancient Monuments (SAM) and listed buildings.

There are two ways in which we are involved with the historic environment. We either own it or we have to deal with it during the process of laying new or replacement pipelines, or constructing new assets.

Due to the obligation that we as a water and sewerage undertaker have under archaeological legislation, it is necessary to work closely with the county archaeologist, archaeological organisations, statutory bodies and regulators where we are building new development, in order to minimise our impact.

Have a look at the three recent case studies of projects we have been involved in...

Covenham to Boston water mains pipeline

Bury water pipeline

Rutland habitat creation scheme

We also own two Scheduled Ancient Monuments - Westgate Water Tower in Lincoln and Barnhill moated site at Hambleton in Rutland.