Who we are

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 was purchased by South Staffordshire Plc. For more details please read our press release.

South Staffordshire Plc has extensive experience in the water industry through its ownership of South Staffordshire Water PLC, which supplies water services to Walsall and other parts of the West Midlands and, like Cambridge Water, was founded in 1853 and provides high levels of service, coupled with low charges.   It also owns a number of other companies supplying services to the utilities sector. 

The three key sections of Cambridge Water's business are:

1. Operations: This section manages the running, maintenance and on-going development of our network of pipes, pumping stations and storage facilities.

2. Retail: This section provides our customer service, which includes reading meters, producing bills, assisting customers by phone, arranging for payment of bills and administering other products and services we provide to our customers.

3. Resources: This section includes Finance, HR and IT.