Anger mounts in Crowborough as residents miss out on bottled water delivery after water mains burst
Residents in Crowborough are angry their town has so far missed out on a delivery of bottled water after multiple main pipes burst.
Thousands of people across East Sussex have been without water or low pressure supply since yesterday (Saturday) morning.
Towns and villages include Frant, Wadhurst, Rotherfield and Lenham in Kent.
But while Wadhurst has received its delivery of water bottles which were given out at the Grey Hound Inn and in Rotherfield locals saw their lorry load finally arrive at lunchtime after waiting at the village hall from 9am, Crowborough has so far been missed out.
South East Water said it had more than 100 of its "best" people working across the region to restore supply.
But in Crowborough, tempers are fraying and patience is running out.
And tempers are not the only thing running out in Crowborough – locals are reporting the supermarkets have sold out of bottled water.
Steve Andrews, South East Water’s Head of Central Operations: “We would like to apologise to our customers from right across our region of parts of Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire who are without water or have low pressure and reassure them that we are working around the clock to resolve the issue.
“At this stage we are not able to say when supplies will be back to normal as we are trying to locate what we believe to be a very large number of very small bursts right across our network.
We are dealing with multiple leaks in cities, towns and villages so when we repair a pipe there are others still causing issues and water is not returning.” Kent Live has approached South East Water for comment.