Bexhill north east - flushing to protect water quality
27 April 2017

Work is being carried out to clean water mains in Bexhill to safeguard the quality of drinking water.
It is part of maintenance on South East Water’s underground mains.

What is flushing?
Flushing allows naturally occurring harmless deposits inside the network – such as iron or manganese – to be removed.  While these naturally-occurring deposits are not harmful, they can temporarily discolour the water.

Why do we use this method?
Flushing the water mains from the start to finish of the network – from service reservoirs, which store fully treated drinking water, to the point at which it supplies customers – is a very effective way of cleaning the inside of water mains.

How is flushing carried out?
Flushing involves directing water through the pipes quickly to draw the sediment deposits –out of the network. Once the water reaches its journey’s end, the flushed water containing these deposits is directed into the drains. We are careful to only use the amount of water needed to clean the pipes and flushing stops as soon as the whole system is running clear.

Will flushing affect my water supply?
During the flushing process customers may notice a reduction in water pressure, and possibly some discolouration, but this is temporary and can be solved by running the kitchen tap until the water runs clear.

Flushing will take place in the following areas from Tuesday 2 May for approximately three weeks:

Week 1
Barrack Road
Bayencourt North
Bayencourt South
Beaconsfield Road
Bending Crescent
Bowrey Place
Cambridge Road
Chapel Walk
Crowmere Avenue
Crowmere Terrace
Edinburgh Road
Hanover Close
Havelock Road
Hillside Road
Hollier’s Hill
King Offa Way
London Road
Lychgates Close
Maberley Road
Mayfair Mews
Oak Road
Pipers Close
Rectory Way
Salisbury Road
Sedgewick Road
Sewell Avenue
Sheila Child Close
Silvester Road
Springfield Road
St Andrew’s Road
St David’s Avenue
St George’s Road
St Patrick’s Crescent
Woodsgate Avenue

Week 2
Abbey View
Auckland Close
Bodiam Avenue
The Briary
Chantry Avenue
Chartres Close
Church Street
Church Vale Road
Constable Way
De La Warr Road
The Glades
Goodwood Close
Hastings Road
Hollier’s Hill
Lychgates Close
Orchard Road
Paddock Close
Plumpton Close
Portfield Close
Rafati Way
Rectory Way
Renown Close
St Anne’s Close
St James’ Avenue
St James’ Road
St James’ Crescent
St James’ Close
St Johns Road
St Peter’s Crescent
Sycamore Close
Wrestwood Road
Wychurst Gardens

Week 3
Amherst Road
Belle Hill
Buckhurst Road
Chapel Path
Chepbourne Road
Church Street
Cranfield Road
De La Warr Road
De Moleyns Close
Fulmer Place
Garden Close
Hastings Road
High Street
King Offa Way
Kings Close
London Road
Millfield Rise
Mitten Road
Park Avenue
Rotherfield Avenue
Upper Sea Road