New water pipelines

We’re creating hundreds of kilometres of new, interconnecting pipelines to help combat the impact of climate change and keep fresh, clean water flowing across our region.



It is one of the largest infrastructure projects in the UK and will help secure water supplies for future generations. The total investment will be about £400 million and, once complete, the new network will be longer than any UK motorway.



Learn how we’re creating hundreds of kilometres of pipeline to safeguard long-term water supplies

Work has now started on the first section of pipeline, from Lincoln to Grantham. We expect to complete the new network by 2025. 


Click on the links below for further details about the key sections. A map showing all the pipelines, and answers to some frequently asked questions (FAQs), are also below. 



Improving local water supplies


The new pipelines will help us move water more freely around the region, so we are able to divert it from areas of water surplus in the north to areas in the south and east of the region, where water isn’t as readily available.


The new pipelines will also strengthen resilience by reducing the number of homes and businesses which rely on a single water source.


This programme forms a key part of our Water Resources Management Plan (WRMP), which sets out how we will manage the water supplies in our region to meet current and future needs over 25 years.


It is a critical, long-term project and construction is due to begin in the summer of 2021 and will take nearly five years to build.


Our Statement of Community Involvement, here, sets out our plan for engaging with people and communities. Click here to see our three-phase approach to working with landowners.


Peter Simpson, Anglian Water Chief Executive

The challenges of population growth and a changing climate are felt nowhere more keenly than here in the East of England. Starting this programme is a significant part of our planned investment in the region over the next five years, which will begin to tackle those challenges and secure customer supplies well into the future.

James Crompton, Strategic Pipeline Alliance Director

The programme will make it possible to reduce the amount of water taken from the environment, as well as strengthening local resilience by reducing the number of homes and businesses which rely on a single water source. Each of our partners who have joined our new Strategic Pipeline Alliance, delivering this programme bring not only a wealth of experience but new mindsets, thinking and innovation for what is an incredibly exciting project, but also collectively, one of the largest investments in our water infrastructure we’ve made in recent years.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)