Lindfield – improving the water network

Work is being carried out to install new meters and monitoring equipment on our water network in Lindfield.

It is part of ongoing maintenance of our underground pipelines and will help us to better monitor the water that flows around our network.

These meters will be able to show us lots of information, including pressure levels and water consumption in an area. But most importantly they will show instantly if there is a large burst on one of our pipes enabling our repair crews to react instantly.

Where will the meters be put?
This work will be taking place at Hickmans Lane.

How will you do the work?
Small pits are dug in the ground and the meters installed onto the existing pipework. Once the meter has been installed we will return the road or pavement back to its original state.

Will there be disruption to traffic or pedestrians?
As a safety precaution for pedestrians, motorists and our contractor, two-way traffic lights will need to be installed.

When will you be working?
The work is due to start on Monday 11 April and will take approximately two weeks to complete. However, our contractor will try to finish as quickly as possible. The work will take place during normal working hours, however there may be some activities at weekends.

South East Water recently carried out work in Lindfield, why is this further work necessary?
The meters and monitoring equipment are being put on a different section of the network to where the work was carried out previously. However, this work will benefit the Lindfield area as a whole because we will know quickly if there is a burst which needs immediate repair.