Elsham to Lincoln pipeline

We’re building a new 52km water pipeline between Elsham, in North Lincolnshire, and Lincoln.


It will increase reliability and reduce the number of homes and businesses in the area which currently rely on a single pipeline.


As part of the scheme, we plan to build a new water treatment works, pumping station and a water storage tank at Elsham. There will also be a water storage tank near Waddington.


The pipeline is one part of an interconnected network across the region, as set out in our Water Resources Management Plan (WRMP). 


What is happening now? 


We’re currently identifying the likely route for our pipeline and considering timescales for its construction.    
You may see our teams carrying out preliminary work, such as wildlife surveys, in the area. 
We expect to submit an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), and a planning application, to the councils along the route (North Lincolnshire Council, West Lindsey District Council and North Kesteven District Council) next year. 


EIA is a process used to help protect the environment by providing local planning authorities with a detailed evaluation of what effects the pipeline will have on the environment. 


This enables planning authorities to be fully aware of the broader environmental picture when they decide whether to grant planning permission. 

Our work


We will work hard to keep the impact on communities along the route, and the environment, to a minimum
Construction work will follow good industry practice using tried and tested techniques. The most commonly used method to lay a pipe is the use of open cut trenches. Where we particularly need to minimise disruption, such as by main roads, rivers, significant drainage and water ditches and railways, we will use trenchless techniques. 


If you would like to contact us about the pipeline, or have any questions or queries about our planned work, please email strategicpipelines@anglianwater.co.uk. 


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