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 Wilsford, west of Sleaford, during our online virtual customer engagement event in the summer of 2020. 
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 new pumping stations near Waddington and Welby.
Following the online virtual customer engagement event, we submitted our plans to North Kesteven District Council and South Kesteven District Council and in February 2021 they gave us permisison to start our work.  
We made some interesting discoveries during our field work, such as wildlife and archaeological surveys, including two Iron Age skeletons - click here to read more about our finds. 
What is happening now? 

Pipelaying has started on the section of pipeline between Harmston and Wilsford. Click here to read more about our construction work.


We expect to submit a planning application for the final 9km section of the pipeline, from Wilsford to Harrowby, east of Grantham, in February of 2022. Subject to approval, construction work is expected to start on that section in the summer of 2022. 

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. 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)