Investing in two new reservoirs

We are progressing plans for two new reservoirs – one in Lincolnshire, and another in the Fens in partnership with Cambridge Water.


They will secure a reliable supply of water for the future and create new opportunities for the region to thrive. These new reservoirs will allow us to store the extra water we need for decades to come, so it is always on tap when we need it. They will help protect you from future climate events, including hotter summers and potential future droughts.


And in doing so we will provide new habitats and areas for wildlife.

Reservoirs also create great natural places to explore, and exciting new leisure facilities for people to enjoy. 


Geoff Darch, Head of Supply Demand

“Our water supplies are under pressure from climate change, the need to protect the environment, and from a growing population. We will need to supply hundreds of millions more litres of drinking water a day by the 2050s. At Anglian Water we're never still and we never stop. We are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to improve and plan for our region’s future prosperity and water supply. In doing so we are confident we will create new places for people to visit and enjoy, economic opportunities for communities and protected habitats for wildlife.”

Everything we do is to bring environmental and social prosperity to the region we serve through our commitment to Love Every Drop from protecting biodiversity, to minimising risks from drought and flooding, to reducing our carbon footprint to become a net zero business. 

We are leading the industry in our approach to managing leakage and will be investing around £1.4 billion in water resources and the environment by 2025.


About our reservoirs in Lincolnshire and the Fens 

Our vision for these projects goes beyond just building reservoirs. We want to create places where water, people and nature come together. We know that regulators and our local and regional partners also want to make sure the reservoir delivers across a whole range of areas. And our customers and communities have been clear in their feedback so far that they should deliver local benefits, while being developed in a way that is sensitive to people and place. You can read more about how we plan to achieve this shared ambition below:


Our phase two consultation starts on 30 May 2024 for both reservoirs. 

We will be welcoming the valued feedback of the local community and other stakeholders on the latest project proposals. 

We are looking forward to updating you on the new emerging designs for the reservoirs.

We will also be outlining the preferred location of the associated water infrastructure needed, to fill the reservoirs, treat the water and distribute it to homes and businesses in the area.

  • To find out more and stay up to date on our proposals for a new reservoir in Lincolnshire and take part in this consultation, visit the Lincolnshire reservoir project website here.
  • To find out more and stay up to date on our proposals for a new reservoir in the Fens and take part in this consultation, visit the Fens reservoir project website here.