Lincoln to Grantham pipeline

We’re building a new network of interconnecting water pipelines, including a pipeline from Lincoln to Grantham.  


Click here to see a map of the route

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. We also plan to build a new pumping station near Waddington.
Following the online virtual customer engagement event, we submitted our plans to North Kesteven District Council and South Kesteven District Council and in February they gave us permisison to start our work.  
We completed most of our field work, such as wildlife and archaeological surveys and groundwork tests, earlier this year. We made some interesting discoveries during this stage of our work, including two Iron Age skeletons - click here to read more about our finds. 
What is happening now? 

Construction has started on a 16km section of the pipeline between Harmston, south of Lincoln, and Ancaster. Click here to read more about our construction work.


Once that section is complete, our teams will start work on a 4km section between Waddington and Harmston.


Work on the final section of the pipeline, from Ancaster to Harrowby, east of Grantham, is expected to start next year. 

We have set up compounds along the route where staff and equipment will be based. The largest of our compounds is at Tower Lane, near Harmston, and will be in place until 2022. Click here to see our compound locations on a map.
Along our working corridor, we have created access for our teams to work, building fences and putting up safety signage. 


Our work meant the removal of a small number of hedgerows. We installed specialised camouflaged fences to ensure bats, who use hedgerows for navigation, don’t lose their way.
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 a 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 


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)