£40 million pipeline plans go on display in Spilsby

MAJOR plans for a £40million pipeline that will cut through the Spilsby area are set to go on display tomorrow (Wednesday, May 18).

Anglian Water has announced an ambitious scheme to increase water supplies to Boston using water from the Covenham reservoir north of Louth.

If approved the firm will build a 40 mile long underground pipeline linking the reservoir to Boston.

The route of the pipe is understood to take it through the local area.

The plans are set to go on display in the Franklin Hall in Spilsby from 2pm to 7pm.

John Clare, from Anglian Water, said: “The population of Boston is expected to rise significantly over the next 25 years, which will put pressure on existing supplies.

“We also want to make sure supplies are protected in the unlikely event of a problem with the water treatment works which currently supply the town.

“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.

“We’d encourage anyone who is interested in learning more to go along to one of the exhibitions.”

Residents in the Louth area will also get a chance to view the pipeline route during another public display the following day (Thursday) from 2pm to 7pm. The exhibition will be held in Louth Town Hall.