Peacehaven - flushing to protect water quality
07 September 2017

Work is being carried out to clean water mains in Peacehaven 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 from Monday 25 September for approximately four weeks.

Week 1
Bayview Road
Cliff Avenue
Cornwall Avenue
Friars Avenue
Gladys Avenue
Jay Road
Mayfield Avenue
Neville Road
Piddinghoe Avenue
Seaview Avenue
Seaview Road
South Coast Road
Southdown Avenue
Sunview Avenue
The Promenade
Vernon Avenue
Wellington Road
York Road

Week 2
Arundel Road
Capel Avenue
Cornwall Avenue
Friars Avenue
Gladys Avenue
Howard Drive
Keymer Avenue
Little Hoddern
Mayfield Avenue
Montreal Close
Piddinghoe Avenue
Searle Avenue
Seaview Avenue
Slindon Avenue
South Coast Road
Southdown Avenue
Sunview Avenue
Vernon Avenue
Westview Avenue
Westview Close
Westwood Close

Week 3
Arundel Road
Arundel Road Central
Arundel Road West
Arundel Road, Peacehaven
Bolney Avenue
Bramber Avenue
Capel Avenue
Cavel Avenue
Damon Avenue
Dorothy Avenue
Edith Avenue
Fairfield
Horsham Avenue
Hoyle Road
Meridian Industrial Estate
Rayford Close
Roderick Avenue
South Coast Road
Steyning Avenue
Sutton Avenue
Victoria Avenue

Week 4
Arundel Road
Capel Avenue
Cornwall Avenue
Flint Avenue 
Flint Way
Keymer Avenue
Montreal Close
Piddinghoe Avenue
Piddinghoe Close
Roderick Avenue
Roundhouse Crescent
Sarina Close
Seaview Avenue
Southdown Avenue
Westfield Close
Westview Close

Week 5
Balcombe Road
Bolney Avenue
Bramber Avenue
Cairo Avenue
Cairo Avenue South
Cavell Avenue
Dorothy Avenue
Edith Avenue
Hodern Avenue
Horsham Avenue
Lincoln Avenue
Merdian Centre
Meridina Way
Phyllis Avenue
Roderick Avenue
Rowe Avenue
South Coast Road
The Promenade
Victoria Avenue


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