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Celandine Drive - Water Mains Renewal

We are working to replace the water mains around Celandine Drive in St Leonards to reduce the risk of bursts.

Update July 17

Following a discussion with East Sussex County Council about our project to install a new water main in St Leonards-on-Sea, we will be backfilling and reinstating the majority of open excavations by the end of this week and will re-apply to complete our works at a later stage – the date of which will be dependant on approval by the Highway authority.

This means the concerns raised by residents about the current excavations shall be addressed in the short term. The new water mains installation remains incomplete and we will need to come back and finish off the work. By taking on board the feedback received, we plan to target and complete smaller areas of work, rather than spreading across a number of roads. By doing this, we hope to significantly reduce the impact that our works has on local residents.

Once again, we would like to take this opportunity to apologise to our customers for the delay and hope the action taken will now restore normality to the community.

Update July 14 2017

We’re sorry to everyone impacted by this scheme.

In the long-term, it will reduce the risk of burst water mains, meaning a more reliable supply of drinking water.

However, the scheme has had its challenges, which, though unavoidable, have delayed us – we know this is frustrating for residents and we’re sorry.

We’re doing all we can to complete the work as soon as possible, but without compromising on safety. Steps taken include bringing in more staff to work on site.


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