Anglian Water Tankers

Published: 29 May 2020

Thank you for your enquiry regarding Manea Water Recycling Centre.

Since the beginning of lockdown there has been an increase in the amount of waste water coming into our Water Recycling Centres across the Anglian Water region. This is due to the large number of customers who are now spending more time at home. Normally there would be two peaks in demand, before our customers go to work and when they return in the evening. However, these patterns have now changed and our sites are treating more used water throughout the day, especially at weekends.

In order to support some of our smaller, more rural sites with this increase, and to ensure our customers can keep using their toilets, sinks, washing machines and other facilities as normal, we’re removing the excess treated water from Manea Water Recycling Centre to larger Water Recycling Centres which typically function with more demand.

In the next two months, we plan to fit an extra piece of plant to the works which will support the increased demand and will reduce the need to use tankers to remove the excess treated water. We would like to apologise to any customers who have been impacted by an increase in traffic in their local area; whilst we are working on longer term solutions to resolve this issue, we will be continuing to remove treated water from Manea Water Recycling Centre by tanker.

The recent increase in tanker movements to and from Manea has nothing to do with not having the capacity for future growth. Larger scale growth is reviewed in line with our five year Business Planning cycle and will continue to be monitored as part of local and regional growth schemes to ensure we are meeting the capacity requirements of our sites.

Kind regards,