Major water pipe line in final stages in Willingdon

The installation of a major new pipeline through Willingdon and Wannock, which will pump 4.3 million litres of extra water into the Eastbourne area, is reaching the critical final stages of construction.

Since July 2014, South East Water has been installing the new water main through the residential streets of Wannock and Willingdon with more than 900 metres of the new 1.3km pipeline now in the ground. Later this month construction will begin in Farmlands Way, under temporary road closure to through traffic, before moving into Farmlands Avenue in February.

Chris Love, South East Water delivery manager, said: “With the population of Eastbourne growing we need to pump more water into the area which is why new pipelines such as this are so vital.

“We have completed work to install new sections of water main alongside Eastbourne Road (A2270) and within Broad Road and Wannock Road. We will finish the installation of the new water main in Paddock Gardens, before moving into Farmlands Way on January 19.”

Construction will take place in Farmlands Way and Farmlands Avenue until March 31, however the construction team will work hard to finish the work as quickly and safely as possible.

Chris continued: “The safety of the public and our contractor is our top priority as we work to install this pipeline and to maintain that safety, a temporary road closure of Farmlands Way and Farmlands Avenue will be required for through traffic.

“All the businesses within Farmlands Way will be open as normal for the duration of the work.