Anglian Water | £12m East Ruston Strategic Pipeline

egeplast PE100 egelen 9010 blue


To secure a long-term water supply and protect the local environment, Anglian Water is investing in a £12 million upgrade to the water network in East Ruston, near Norwich. Commenced in 2022, the project will take two years to complete and requires the installation of a 16km water pipeline between East Ruston Water Treatment Works and Horstead Water Tower.

The new pipeline will connect East Ruston Water Treatment Works to a new strategic water supply grid, eliminating the need for 2-million gallons of water to be drawn from the Broad Fen, a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). When completed the project will ensure more than 5,000 people have access to a resilient clean water supply. egeplast UK was approached by Anglian Water to provide pipe and related products for the project because of its track record with the water company.


egeplast UK supplied more than 18km of pipe for the project. SDR11 and SDR 17 egeplast PE100 egelen® 9010 blue pressure pipe was supplied in sizes ranging from 280mm to 400mm OD to suit the different installation methods being used on the project. egeplast also manufactured egeslim flanges and bespoke PE towing heads to meet project-specific requirements. All product was delivered direct to site from egeplast factories and the use of mega trailers enabled a reduction in the number of loads from 39 to 34 to minimise carbon emissions.


Dodie Honisett, Anglian Water @one Alliance Team, comments:
“We’ve been working with egeplast UK for the last two years. They have consistently met tight deadlines and supplied us with an excellent service and high quality products. “On this project, they were able to provide us with a quote within one hour of our enquiry and demonstrated a great understanding of our project requirements. Unlike some suppliers, egeplast could guarantee to meet our short lead times and tight delivery schedule and in addition to supplying PE pipe, could manufacture the egeslim flanges we required at their UK factory. Communications with the egeplast UK team are excellent and they also ensure that the site is contacted to confirm exactly when their vehicles will be arriving. Overall, they are a great company to work with.”


  • 18km of egeplast PE100 egelen® 9010 blue pressure pipe supplied
  • Designed for the safe transportation of potable water
  • Coloured outer layer for assessment of any exterior damage
  • Easy, quick and cost effective installation
  • Supplied with bespoke PE towing heads manufactured at egeplast UK
  • Delivery direct from egeplast factories