Updated: Water main burst on A22 reported

South East Water has reported a burst water main near to the A22 and Gleneagles area of Hailsham.

Philip Harpum, Control Room Manager at South East Water, said: “We are sorry to those customers who have been affected by the water supply issues following a burst water main near the A22 in Hailsham.

“We were alerted to a problem in the area at 3pm today (Friday 9 November) and redirected water around our vast underground network to restore supplies to as many customers as possible.

“Around five properties currently have no water or low pressure while our repair crew work hard to fix the broken pipe.

“We know how disruptive leaks can be and unfortunately they do happen on our network, which has 9,000 miles of underground pipeline transporting 517 million litres of water a day.

The A22 has witnessed a number of water main bursts over the past three years. In May 2015, a burst left the town without water for two days, and a small burst in June 2017 left some residents in the immediate vicinity without water for a few hours.

Customers are being urged to keep up-to-date with the progess of the incident here.

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