Lincoln to Grantham pipeline

Improving your water supply: A new Lincoln to Grantham pipeline


Click here to see a map of the route


We’re building a new network of interconnecting water pipelines.  
We shared the route of the first 25km section, which will start south of Lincoln, near Waddington, and end near Ancaster, north of Grantham, during our online virtual customer engagement event in July last year. 
It will eventually join up with other planned pipelines to the north and south to form our Lincoln to Grantham pipeline, which will link with several others and run from North Lincolnshire to Essex in the south of our region. 
What’s new? 
Following the online virtual customer engagement event, we submitted our plans to North Kesteven District Council and South Kesteven District Council and they have now given us permission to start our work. 
Additionally, we have now completed our initial field work, including wildlife and archaeological surveys and groundwork tests.   
What happens next? 
We have started to prepare areas along the route of the pipeline so the main work – specifically, laying water pipes – can begin.  
This is known as ‘enabling work’ and includes setting up compounds where staff and equipment will be based. Compound locations include Tower Lane, near Harmston, and Green Man Road, in Navenby. They will be in place until the end of 2021. 
We will also be creating access for our teams to work – which will include the removal of a limited amount of hedgerow and some soil – creating fences and putting up safety signage.  
Construction - which includes laying pipes and construction of temporary storage lagoons - will start in the summer of 2021. 
Traffic management 


We have worked hard to keep disruption to a minimum but, to ensure the safety of our teams and of road users, traffic management will be in place at various points. Click here to see map showing the impacted areas.


We will be using several techniques, so we are able to keep traffic flowing, including temporary two-way traffic lights and roads cones to section off small areas of a carriageway.


There will also be a limited number of temporary road closures. They will have an official diversion route which will be clearly signposted. 


We have worked closely with Lincolnshire County Council’s highways department to minimise the impact. 


Access for residents will be maintained throughout and where closures are in place diversions for road users will be available. Please look out for the advance warning signs which will be in place prior to the roads closing. 


You can keep up to date with all our planned traffic management on the ‘In Your Area’ section of the Anglian Water website, here.  


Contact us 
If you would like to contact us about the pipeline, or have any questions or queries about our planned work, please email 


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