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New reservoir for Lincoln

The pumps to Lincolnshire's new mutli-million pound reservoir have finally been turned on.

It will take 3 months and the equivalent of 100 olympic size swimming pool of water to fill it but as Chris Newsome of Anglian Water explains once it's fully opened, it will potentially supply around one hundred million homes and businesses in the area.

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Lincoln MP reacts to hosepipe ban end

As Anglian Water prepares to end its hosepipe ban at midnight for customers in Lincolnshire, Karl McCartney MP shares his views.

I also share my constituents’ disappointment and dismay that they have not received a rebate from Anglian Water for being prevented from using their hosepipes, especially if they have a water meter and so pay for the water they use. They pay for a utility service, but that service has sadly been lacking from Anglia Water . Once again, it seems, profit is being put ahead of treating customers fairly.

I am very pleased that the hosepipe ban will now end, but water companies must do more to ensure that they discharge their responsibilities to their customers more effectively in future.

– Karl McCartney, MP for City of Lincoln

Hosepipe ban

It is expected that Anglian Water will lift the hosepipe ban, which has been in place since April.

The ban was first put in to deal with drought because after two dry winters groundwater supplies and river levels were low. However, following the restrictions there has been record rainfall across the UK.

Last week, in a drought briefing, the Environment Agency said the wet weather had significantly reduced the risk of drought and further restrictions for the summer.

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