Busy Eastbourne roads to close for water meters to be installed

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One lane of a side road in Eastbourne will be closed while South East Water carries out work which will help detect leaks quickly.

The company is installing meters on its underground network which will monitor the flow of water through its pipes.

Work is taking place at sites across Eastbourne, including St Philip’s Avenue from Monday August 17 to September 4.

Chris Love, delivery manager at South East Water, said, “The meters are similar to the ones which measure the amount of water used by our customers.

“The ones we’re installing record both the amount of water passing through our pipeline network and the water pressure in a particular area. Through this monitoring we can see how much water is being used and if there is a drastic change investigate the possibility of there being a burst.

“We’ve had meters like this on our system for many years, but by installing more we will have a better idea of what is happening.”

To ensure the public and workforce are kept safe while the work is carried out, St Philip’s Avenue will be closed at the junction with Whitley Road.

A diversion will be in place and traffic leaving St Philip’s Avenue onto Whitley Road will not be affected.

Other roads include Waterworks Roadfrom now until August 7, Channel View Road from September 7 to September 11, Seaside and Whitley Road on dates to be confirmed.

Details of South East Water’s work in Eastbourne and the traffic management in place, can be found at southeastwater.co.uk

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