WORK has begun on a 63km underground pipeline to take water across Lincolnshire.
The £40 million Anglian Water scheme will pipe water from the company’s Covenham reservoir down to Boston in order to secure supplies for the growing town.
Work on the first 40km from Covenham to Anglian Water’s reservoir at Miningsby will be carried out this year, with the remaining 21km of main from Miningsby to Boston installed in 2013.
When fully completed in two years time, the half-metre-wide pipeline will be able to carry 26 million litres of water south every day.
Steve Swan from Anglian Water’s Special Projects team, said: “The population of Boston is expected to rise significantly over the next 25 years and that will put pressure on existing supplies.”
The pipeline will pass by Louth and several local villages.
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