How rain and river water is treated and ready in just two hours for drinking is being shown when the doors of Bewl Water Treatment Works are opened on 12 October.

Visitors to the site at Bewl Water, Bewlbridge Lane, Lamberhurst, will follow the journey of water from source to tap.

On the free tour they will learn how river and groundwater is transformed into top-quality drinking water and pumped to homes and businesses.

The site treats 26 million litres of water a day – the equivalent of 10 Olympic sized swimming pools - serving 30,000 homes across Kent and Sussex. 

Nick Bell, Regional Production Manager, said: “We really enjoy welcoming people into our water treatment works as we find that most have no idea where the water they have used for showering or making a cup of tea that morning has come from.

“It is always fantastic to see just how much people enjoy visiting us and learning about our world of water.”

To register for one of South East Water’s Open Days – which take place in Kent, Sussex and Berkshire - visit:

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