Drought

Huntingdon, UK --- (METERING.COM) --- July 11, 2006 – Anglian Water today announced measures to meet the rising demand for water in central England.

One of the proposed measures is to pump water from the River Trent and direct it along existing river and drain channels to Boston in Lincolnshire, from where it could be pumped to growth areas in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex.

Another option that is being investigated is to store water in underground acquifers, which run from Norfolk and Lincolnshire through Suffolk and Essex to the Thames where it would be treated and used as required.

Anglian predicts that the current daily supply of water needs to increase by 200 million litres in order to cope with the expected increasing household demand, from 1.8 million to 2.3 million homes by 2016.

As a precaution while measures are being considered Anglian is continuing with demand management through leakage reduction, increased metering and pleas to consumers to save water.