As part of an ongoing programme to improve our water supply network we are planning a scheme to install 655 metres of water main along Mill Road, Hailsham.

The £150,000 scheme is necessary to improve the capacity of the network and the new pipeline will ensure we can continue to maintain water pressure to the area.

Temporary traffic lights will be used for the first phase of the scheme, which we anticipate will last up to three weeks. These will be at the junction of Mill Road and St Mary's Avenue.

Once the first phase is complete, a full road closure will be in place in Mill Road throughout the remainder of the project. Access to homes and businesses will be maintained at all times but parking may be restricted. We're really sorry for any inconvenience this causes but we must ensure the safety of pedestrians, motorists and our workforce.

The diversion route, which has been agreed by East Sussex Highways, will be clearly signed for the duration of the road closure.

When is the work due to start?

Construction is planned to start on Monday 5 August 2019 and is expected to take 16 weeks to complete. However, our contractor’s staff will work hard to complete the work as quickly and safely as possible.

Work will take place during normal working hours, although there may be some activities at weekends.

There may be a short interruption to the water supply during this scheme as we connect our new pipe to the existing network. However, we will write to you at least 48 hours in advance of this taking place.

Who can I contact if I have any queries about this work?

Our contractor is Clancy Docwra and if you have any concerns during the work staff on site will be happy to answer any questions you may have. If you would like to speak to South East Water direct please call our Customer Technical Centre on 0333 000 1100.

Scheme updates

Update 11 September, 2019

Work at the St Mary's Avenue junction is concluding and we plan to remove the two way traffic lights on Friday. The first 50 metres of new pipeline have been laid in Mill Road under the road closure described above.

Update 29 August, 2019

Work is progressing at the junction and we would like to thank local residents and motorists for their patience while we carry out this work.

Update 6 August, 2019

Our contractor arrived on site yesterday (5 August) as planned and work is now under way. 


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