Sewage pump plans for Lincoln village deferred

Plans to build a sewerage pumping station in the Burton by Lincoln village have been deferred by Lincolnshire County Council.

The plans, put forward by Anglian Water, proposed a new pumping station next to the village in north Lincoln to help dispose of waste.

This was due to the Burton by Lincoln village not being connected to a mains sewerage system, and instead using systems such a septic tanks, which can lead to soil pollution.

The proposals would mean the village is connected to a new mains system which is pumped into the Lincoln station on Canwick Hill to be treated.

The plans would add a new underground pumping station, kiosk (for house control and telemetry equipment), a chemical dosing unit, telemetry aerial and layby for operational staff access.

The site of the proposed sewerage pumping station.

The site of the proposed sewerage pumping station.

However, Lincolnshire County Council deferred the plans at a meeting on September 2, asking Anglian Water to revise the potential position of the station.

The council believes the current position on Woodcote Lane would impact residents living near the station.

A spokesperson for Anglian Water said: “The pumping station is part of a project to install mains sewerage to the village for the first time.

“The scheme was initiated by the local community to resolve pollution issues from the existing private drainage systems – predominantly septic tanks.

“When completed, the new system will significantly reduce the risk of future pollution incidents.

“The proposed sewers will use gravity to transfer sewage from the village to the pumping station, where it will be pumped to Lincoln, to be treated at our water recycling centre in Canwick.

“It’s hoped the project will start later this year, once the relevant consents have been received.”