Repairs are progressing at Eastbourne Treatment Works

Work to continue carrying out the necessary repairs at our wastewater treatment site in Eastbourne is ongoing.

This follows an unexplained total power failure on Saturday which resulted in untreated wastewater being released via our sea outfall. The power failure was unforeseeable but no spill is acceptable to our customers or to us.

Our teams worked around the clock and in very difficult conditions to restore the site on Saturday afternoon - no untreated wastewater has been released since then.

We will continue to liaise with the local council, the Environment Agency, and speak with beach-goers as we continue to carry out our works, and take samples from the site to assess any impact.

We apologise again and thank everyone for their patience.



  Close box