South East Water is investing £250,000 in improving Haywards Heath’s drinking water supplies with a new project to install 464 metres of new water main along Fox Hill (B2112).

Once laid, the new pipe will mean the company can pump more top-quality drinking water into the area at the right pressure to keep taps flowing as the community grows.

This project will begin on 6 April and is expected to finish mid-July.

To maintain safety, work will be carried out under a road closure with Fox Hill (B2112) closed between Rookery Way and Cape Road.

South East Water Project Manager, Matthew Cooper, said: “As the population of the area increases, this essential new pipeline will ensure top-quality drinking water reaches our customers’ taps at the right pressure.

“Due to the nature of the work being carried out, we will be closing Fox Hill (B2112) between Rookery Way and Cape Road to keep pedestrians, motorists and our workforce safe.

“I appreciate road closures can be an inconvenience and I thank the residents of Haywards Heath in advance for their patience while we carry out this essential project.

“Access to residents and emergency services will be maintained throughout.”

Updates can be found on the project’s dedicated webpage:

This scheme forms part of the company’s £433 million investment programme taking place between 2020 and 2025.

Residents can keep tabs on future planned work in the area by visiting South East Water’s interactive map at:

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