South East Water makes big investment in new strategic pipeline
13 June 2017

South East Water is planning a £1.7 million scheme to install a new water main across agricultural land near Eridge Green to Hourne Farm, Crowborough in East Sussex.

As part of the company’s ongoing programme to improve its supply network, the new pipeline will allow water to be easily moved where it’s most needed as the community grows.

Work is due to start on 4 July when more than 3200 metres of pipe will be laid to the west of Forge Road, across agricultural land, to Hourne Farm. This is expected to take approximately five months to complete.

Matthew Cooper, Project Manager for South East Water said: “Most of the work will take place in fields and on private land, however we will be making a connection to an existing water main in the bridleway just west of the private road leading to Motts Farm, Eridge Green.

“We will have to temporarily close the access track while we make the connection as a safety precaution for pedestrians and other bridleway users, but access to homes and businesses will be maintained.”

The scheme forms part of the company’s £424 million investment programme taking place between 2015 and 2020.

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