Anglian Water has won planning permission for a new £44 million reservoir and water treatment works near to Newton-on-Trent, Lincolnshire. Building will take place over the next couple of years, says the firm.
A new pumping station will take water from the River Trent into a 20-acre storage reservoir which will hold around 230 million litres of water.
Paul Valleley, Director of Water Services for Anglian Water said: “The current drought affecting our region has highlighted just how important water supplies are.
“This development will help us to ensure we are making the best use of the available resource and safeguard our customer’s drinking water supplies long into the future.”
Once complete the new treatment works will be able to provide 20 million litres of drinking water to the Lincoln area every day.