Burst Water Main In Westham

Thursday 9th February 2017

eastbourne buzz news - South East Water

A water main has burst in Westham this afternoon (9 February).

South East Water say customers around Rattle Road may be suffering from low water pressure, but it's not thought anyone is without water, as the burst is on a building site.

South East Water’s Distribution Manager Michael Phillips said, “We were alerted to a burst today at Rattle Road, Westham.

“Our investigation found a 16 inch diameter pipe has burst and we are currently in the process of carrying out a repair.

“We are not aware of any customers currently without water, but customers in the surrounding areas may be experiencing low pressure on their supplies.

“We are working as quickly as possible on the repair and will update the website when we have further details.

“Unfortunately emergencies like this do happen from time to time. We have 540 million litres of water a day being transported around 9,000 miles of underground pipeline. There are also six million joints which have to withstand high pressure 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Inevitably sometimes these pipes and connections fail unexpectedly, but we work around the clock to repair them as quickly as possible.

“Anyone who spots a leak when they are out and about can report it to us on 0333 000 3330.”

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