United Utilities has drawn up plans to construct a water pipeline along the length of the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail line.
The £2.6 billion pipe would transport water from the north of the country to the south, which suffers from water shortages.
Russ Houlden, United Utilities' chief financial officer, said that HS2 would represent a perfect opportunity to implement such a plan.
However, with HS2 itself still proving to be a controversial development, the latest proposals from United Utilities have already caused concern in the affected regions.
Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant told the Express and Star: "HS2 is going to cause considerable disruption during its construction as it passes through Staffordshire and I would not wish to see this compounded by similar construction for the water pipe."
Transport secretary Justine Greening tried to allay concerns about the environmental impact of HS2 by adding 55 per cent more sections of tunnel to the route than had originally been outlined in the consultation.