Anglian Water's £44m reservoir scheme in Newton-on-Trent nears completion

View of the works near Newton-on-Trent
Image caption Water will be pumped from the River Trent, before being processed at the new treatment plant

A £44m scheme to secure water supplies for Lincoln is nearing completion.

The project involves the creation of a 230 million litre reservoir and water treatment plant west of the A1133 near Newton-on-Trent.

Water will be pumped directly from the River Trent and used to supply homes and businesses in the city with up to 20 million litres per day.

Earlier this year Lincolnshire was subject to water restrictions because of drought.

The water will be abstracted under licence from the Environment Agency, before it is pumped via a new pipeline to join Lincoln's existing supply network.

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