Water should start to return to homes in East Dean, Jevington and Friston this morning (2 June).
South East Water has been working for more than a day to fix a complex repair - a 21 inch diameter valve that had fractured - which left many without water late on Wednesday afternoon (31 May).
The company says the water may initially come through cloudy, but is reassuring customers that the discolouration is not harmful, saying it is caused by air trapped in the mains.
Bottled water remains available at East Dean Village Hall and at the Eight Bells in Jevington.
Incident Manager Jim MacIntyre said, “We know it has been frustrating for our customers who have been without tap water for a considerable time.
“This has been a very difficult repair because of the age and location of the damaged pipe and we also had a few problems getting water back into the system once the pipe had been fixed.
“We are confident all our customers now have their supplies restored to normal and the bottled water collection stations we set up will be cleared shortly.
“I would like thank all of our customers affected by loss of water or low pressure for their patience and co-operation during this emergency and we are sorry for any disruption caused.”
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