Thousands of homes still without water after burst main in Sussex

Thousands of homes in Hailsham are still without water after a water main burst

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10,000 homes without water in Sussex after mains burst

People living in Hailsham and surrounding areas may be experiencing water supply problems after a serious burst on a large water main in the area.

South East Water customers in the postcode areas of BN20, BN22, BN23, BN24 and BN27 are currently known to be experiencing problems.

The burst occurred on one of our 30 inch diameter trunk water mains this morning.

“Our staff and contractors are on site carrying out repairs to the damaged main.

“Our specialist technicians are also altering the flow of water around our network of underground pipes to try and restore supplies to as many people as possible.

However this may take time because we need to put water back into the network in a controlled manner to prevent further bursts occurring.

– Steve Andrews, South East Water

Bottled water is being made available to customers at the car park on the junction of South Road and Station Road in Hailsham.

More information on the location of alternative water supplies is available at or by calling South East Water on 0333 000 0002.

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