ROSELANDS WATER SHORTAGE UPDATE: Teams are working to restore supplies

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Residents in the Roselands area of Eastbourne are without water this morning (Tuesday) after a water main burst.

South East Water has confirmed a burst on a three-inch diameter main occurred at approximately 6.30am this morning in Roselands Avenue.

Currently a number of properties are without water and some properties may have low water pressure as a result of the burst.

Ann Seach, distribution manager at South East Water, said, “I would like to reassure our customers that our teams are working hard to repair the pipe and restore supplies as quickly and safely as possible.

“We know it’s difficult being without water and apologise for the inconvenience this has caused.

“It is very difficult to know what causes burst water mains as there are a number of factors that could cause a burst including ground conditions, ground movements and the age of the pipes.”

The Herald is trying to find out if free bottled water will be distributed in the area.