Ms Attala, 43, of Old Shoreham Road, Portslade, said she and her daughter Isabella, 12, had been held hostage in their own home by the noise.
She said: “They started major, loud works, which included industrial machines and floodlights, right next to my house from 10pm on Thursday to 2.30am the following morning.
“These included disc cutters for the metal pipes, a generator and crew of five to six men chatting and whistling through the night.
“I had to get up for work at 6am and my daughter had to go to school.
“We had hardly any sleep at all and it was a living hell with my daughter and I crying and trying to sleep at 2am.”So, basically, you were kept awake for 4 and a half hours, while the vital work to keep you supplied with water went on? And that's 'a night of hell'..?