About Us

The Cambridge University and Town Waterworks Act received the Royal Assent on June 14, 1853.

This set up a company to supply fresh water to the town and university as a commercial enterprise. The company remained privately owned until 1996, when it became a Public Limited Company. In 2011, Cambridge Water PLC was purchased by South Staffordshire Plc. For more details please read our press release.

Cambridge Water supplies excellent quality, underground water that is pumped from boreholes. A total of 97 per cent comes from chalk and three per cent comes from greensand aquifers. The water meets the standards of quality set in the European Community Directive 80/778/EEC and incorporated into legislation in England and Wales by the Water Act.

Under the Water Industry Act 1991 we are appointed by the Secretary of State as the Water Undertaker for an area which includes Cambridge and extends to Ramsey in the north, Gamlingay in the west, Balsham in the east and Melbourn in the south (see map). We cover a population of 319,000 and have 133,000 customers.

The company’s household customers have some of the lowest bills in England and Wales, while benefiting from the highest levels of customer service, as measured by our regulator Ofwat.

All this is achieved against a backdrop of operating in of the driest and fastest-growing areas of the UK and demonstrates the company’s ability to plan for the future, while maintaining affordable prices.

Cambridge Water bills and collects sewerage charges on behalf of Anglian Water.

Cambridge Water
90 Fulbourn Road

Cambridge Water is part of South Staffordshire Water Plc

Registered office: Green Lane, Walsall, WS2 7PD
Registration number: 2662742
VAT number: 834 8467 94

Meet the executive team