Southern Water waste water treatment works.

Fly problem – action to be taken today at Uckfield sewage works

Action is to be taken today at Southern Water waste water treatment works in Bridge Farm Road, Uckfield, following residents’ complaints about swarming flies.

A spokesman for Wealden Council said the works will be dosed with an organic control substance – a fungus – which will attack the larvae of mosquito flies and curtail their development.

He said it would take up to two weeks to become fully effective and the situation would be reviewed after that.

The swarming flies, described by the Wealden spokesman as non-biting mosquitos, seemed to be at their worst about ten days ago.

Stephanie Baldwin, from New Barn Lane, said she had noticed the flies were much better recently, and Jo Hextor, from Bridge Farm Road said they had just about gone.

She added: “They are still around but nothing compared to how they were. They will be back though. They have always come back.”

She was pleased to hear about the action being taken at the sewage works and said she hoped it would be a long term solution to a long term problem.

Read more about the misery caused by the flies in this previous Uckfield News story: Swarming flies make life a misery for Uckfield residents.

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