Bexhill south east - flushing to protect water quality
04 April 2017

Work is being carried out to clean water mains in Bexhill – postcode sectors TN39 3 and TN40 1 - 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.

From 24 April:
Arthur Road
Beeching Close
Beeching Road
Buckhurst Place
Buckhurst Road
Chandler Road
Chepbourne Road
Colebrooke Road
Collington Avenue
Collington Mansions
Cranston Avenue
Dawn Court
De La Warr Parade
Devonshire Square
Downlands Avenue
Downlands Close
Eastwood Road
Glenthorn Road
Hamilton Terrace
Holmesdale Road
Jasmine Way
Leopold Road
London Road
London Road (Bending Cres)
Piltdown Close
Reginald Road
Sackville Road
Shop Devonshire Square
Station Road
Stewart Court
Sutherland Avenue
Terminus Avenue
Terminus Road
The Polegrove
Town Hall Square
Victoria Road
Wainwright Road
Westaway Drive
Westcourt Drive
Western Road
Westville Road
Wickham Avenue
Willingdon Avenue
Windsor Road