Update from South East Water – Work to repair Ardingly Reservoir bank set to begin

Good afternoon,

We’re writing to let you know about our plans to repair the slippage along the bank of Ardingly Reservoir.

As you may be aware, a section of the bank – close to Ardingly Activity Centre – has begun to slip.

The slippage worsened during the summer when the reservoir was low, and we need to carry out urgent repairs to prevent further damage and potential impact to the quality of the water.

Repair work will be split into two phases with the first phase beginning on 22 May 2023. Construction work will continue until mid-July.

The first phase of the project will involve a large crane situated upon a pontoon lowering heavy gravel bags into the water at the base of the slippage area. This to prevent the slippage worsening while we finalise the permanent repair.

Ardingly Reservoir will remain accessible throughout this work, however there will be a number of restrictions.

Our on-site car park will be operating at a reduced capacity to allow for storage space.

Three footpaths between the Activity Centre and the car park will be closed for safety, Ardingly Activity Centre will only be offering limited activities during this time, please contact the centre for further information.

We’re also in discussion with Ardingly College, which shares the access route which construction vehicles will require.

We’re in the process of communicating with neighbouring residents and signs will soon go up on site to notify visitors.

In the meantime we would really appreciate it if you could share the information within your own networks.

A dedicated webpage has been set up so we can provide regular updates once work begins.

As mentioned, this first phase of work is a temporary solution. We will write to you again with our plans for a long-term fix once they have been finalised.

If you have any questions feel free to email us at community@southeastwater.co.uk


Chris Love

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