Work to start on £44m reservoir in Newton-on-Trent
Anglian Water is set to start work on a £44m reservoir and water treatment works near Lincoln.
The scheme would see water taken from the River Trent and stored in a 230m-litre reservoir west of the A1133 near Newton-on-Trent.
It would then be treated and used to supply homes and businesses in the city with up to 20m litres per day.
A spokesman for Anglian Water said the project would be completed over the next two years.
Paul Valleley, director of water services, said: "The current drought affecting our region has highlighted just how important water supplies are.
"This development will help us to ensure we safeguard our customer's drinking water supplies long into the future."
A new pumping station will abstract the water, under licence from the Environment Agency, before it is pumped via a new pipeline to join Lincoln's existing supply network.