A massive clean-up is taking place along the Grand Union Canal in the Anglia region.
The Canal and River Trust is spending £650,000 on dredging silt and debris with the idea is of making navigation easier for canal users.
Seven miles of the Grand Union Canal is going to be dredged in an operation that takes place only once in 30 years.
The sediment which is dragged from the bed is rich in nutrients and will be used on nearby farmland
- Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Dani Crawshaw who spent the day in Bedfordshire seeing the work being done there
Anglian Water's Head of Resources Mike Cook has told ITV Anglia the company is considering using the Grand Union Canal to move water from the Midlands to the Milton Keynes area.
The news follows plans revealed this morning to move 30 million litres of water a day from bore holes under Birmingham to an Anglian Water reservoir in Lincolnshire.Neither plan has yet been improved but they are seen as a cheaper alternative to building a custom made national water grid.