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.

As a safety precaution for pedestrians, motorists and our contractor a road closure will be in place throughout the project. The closure will be phased, meaning only half of the road will be closed at any point.

Please be assured that access to homes and businesses will be maintained at all times, however parking within the highway may be restricted.

We appreciate this will be inconvenient for those living nearby but it is necessary to ensure the safety of pedestrians, road users and our workforce.

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

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.


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