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Burst water main cuts supplies

A burst water main left homes near Northiam in East Sussex without water overnight.

Burst main causes water supply problems to 800 homes

People living near Northiam in East Sussex were left without water overnight after a water main burst. Around eight hundred homes and businesses in the Beckley, Clayhill, Four Oaks, Peasmarsh, Playden and Rye Foreign were affected.

The water main was a strategic one, meaning the problem affected a large area. The burst happened at about 1am on the morning of Wednesday 20 March. South East Water sent in teams to monitor the damage and locate the problem.

"We currently estimate approximately 800 properties may have low water pressure or no water.

"We are currently in the process of organising bottled water do be dropped off at several locations in the area for customers affected to collect and use while repairs continue.

"I would like to apologise to the customers affected for the inconvenience this is causing and reassure them that we are doing all we can to restore supplies as soon as possible."

– Simon Robertson, Head of Distribution for South East Water

Repair teams have now fixed the water main. The water firm said it expected supplies to return to normal.

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