Reservoir link plans on display in Lincolnshire

Proposals for a 63km (39.15 miles) pipeline which will carry drinking water across Lincolnshire have gone on display.

If approved, the £40m proposal would link Covenham reservoir near Louth to Boston.

The plans were being displayed to the public at Louth Town Hall on Thursday.

John Clare, from Anglian Water, said the project was a response to an anticipated rise in Boston's population in the future.

"The population of Boston is expected to rise significantly over the next 25 years, which will put pressure on existing supplies," he said.

"What's more, Anglian Water also wants to make sure supplies are protected in the unlikely event of a problem with the water treatment works which currently supply the town.

"The proposed pipeline is our response to these challenges, linking Boston with the reservoir at Covenham.

"While work isn't likely to start for a couple of years, we wanted to give people living along the route of the pipeline a chance to see and discuss the plans before we submit them."

The company said it had been speaking to local authorities regarding the scheme.

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