Work on 40 mile water pipeline begins

Engineers have started work on a new pipeline connecting Covenham reservoir near Louth with the town of Boston, some 40 miles away. Anglian Water say it'll help them deal with increasing demand for water in drought-stricken south Lincolnshire.

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Greater Demand

Anglian Water say the new pipe is necessary to cope with greater demand for drinking water in south Lincolnshire which is more densely populated. It will also allow them more flexibility in their supply network when they are coping with unusually dry conditions and the threat of drought.

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