Many homes to lose water supply after reservoir pipe bursts

Southern Water
Southern Water

Many homes in Hastings have lost their water supply after a pipe burst.

In a statement, Southern Water said: “We’re aware of a burst on a main from one of our reservoirs in the Hastings area. Our crews are working to locate the burst, but unfortunately a number of customers in the TN34 & TN35 postcode areas are likely to lose their supply or experience low pressure shortly.

“We apologise to all affected customers and thank them for their patience. We’ll be contacting all affected vulnerable customers whilst we work hard to find & fix the issue as quickly & safely as possible. Please keep checking our online pages for updates or call our emergency line 0330 303 0368.”

At 5.30pm, Southern Water apologised again to customers and said: “We’ve found a burst on a 6” main in Layton Rd, which we’ll need to isolate in order to repair it as quickly & safely as possible.

“We’re looking at ways to re-zone the network & get customers back in supply as quickly as possible. Thanks again to everyone affected for your understanding & patience.”

As of 10am on March 4, Southern Water still appeared to be fixing the problem. Click here to read more, including residents’ reactions to the incident.

At around 11.30am, Southern Water said it had fixed the water pipe. Click here to read their statement.