Anglian Water plan to suck water from Midlands towards Louth area

DROUGHT-hit Anglian Water could flow 30 million litres of water daily from the Midlands to ensure supply to the area’s residents.

The firm is ‘exploring a number of options’ to maintain supply, including flowing raw water 80 miles from Birmingham to Gainsborough under the Severn Trent Water scheme.

Anglian Water enforced a residential hosepipe ban on April 5.

Simon Love, head of drought response at Anglian Water, said: “We are talking to Severn Trent about this idea, and it’s one that we are taking seriously.

“In the short term it’s vital everyone takes steps to save water in the home.

“Large-scale support like this scheme could help, but even if we are able to make it work, it won’t mean we can cancel this summer’s hosepipe ban.”