Town’s sewers on display to public


Eastbourne’s sewers will be uncovered this week as cameras are put down them and a major jet cleaning operation gets underway.

A manhole will be lifted in Terminus Road for people to get a glimpse into the world underneath their feet, roving CCTV cameras put down in the sewers in the local area, with live footage of what they find and there will be jet cleaning of the sewers in the Eastbourne area.

There will also be an enormous 3D street art, depicting a sewer system, which people can post photos of using the #SewerSelfie hashtag.

The events are all part of a day of action in Eastbourne town centre on Thursday June 30 when Southern Water and Eastbourne Borough Council will join forces to help residents and food businesses learn more about the threat fat, oil, grease and unflushables pose to their homes and businesses.

There are blockage ‘hotspots’ all over the Southern Water region, but this is the first time the two organisations have worked collaboratively to hold a ‘day of action’.

It is the latest venture in Southern Water’s £1.4million, five-year investment programme to help customers understand the problems that fat, oil, grease and unflushables cause along our 39,000KM of sewers.

All the activity is in Terminus Road between 10.30am–6pm.

Also during the day Southern Water network protection enforcement officers and environmental health, pest control and food specialist advisors from Eastbourne Borough Council will visit 26 food establishments and 104 local residences.

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