Freshfield Lane, Danehill, Haywards Heath

Water mains work in Freshfield Lane, Danehill, Haywards Heath

The area has suffered from a number of burst water mains recently which have resulted in a loss of water supply and localised flooding.

This is unacceptable to us and to help rectify the situation we are looking to replace the two unreliable water mains which run from Garden Cottage to just north of the junction with Monteswood Lane and Ketches Lane.

In order for us to successfully deliver this project there are number of operational issues for us to overcome. These include agreeing a road closure and suitable diversion route with East and West Sussex County Councils, consideration of lorry movements to and from Freshfield Lane Brickworks and negotiating the crossing of a high pressure gas main. Due to the size of the existing mains, we also need to consider the impact connection works will have on our surrounding and wider water network.

Planning is already well underway and we are aiming to commence construction works later in the year.