Devizes gas investment

Wales & West Utilities will kick start the new year with an investment scheme to replace 500 metres of gas pipes in Devizes and ensure homes and businesses in the area continue to receive a safe and reliable supply of gas for years to come.

The work, which will start on Monday 4 January, will take place on Market Place and Northgate Street and involve replacing old metal pipes with longer lasting plastic ones. Taking approximately 12 weeks to complete, the new long-lasting plastic pipes will have a lifespan of more than 80 years and will make sure homes and businesses in the area continue to receive a safe and reliable supply of gas now and in the future. 

While the work is ongoing two way temporary traffic lights will be in place on Northgate Street. The scheme will be carried out by Wales & West Utilities contract partner Morrison Utility Services.

Wales & West Utilities Mick Gallavin, Programme Controller for Wiltshire, said:

“We have worked closely with Wiltshire Council to plan this work to take place after the Christmas break to minimise disruption for local people and businesses, as well as those visiting the town.

“The traffic lights are needed to make sure that road users, pedestrians and our workforce is kept safe during this scheme. We would like to thank people in advance for their cooperation during this essential work.”

Once we start work, people can always approach the team on site with any questions or ring our customer services team on free phone 0800 912 2999 or 02921 678 455. Alternatively, you can contact us on Twitter @WWUtilities or 

This scheme is part of the company’s multi-million-pound 30-year gas pipe replacement programme, across Wales and the south west of England, which began in 2002. Old metal pipes within 30 metres of buildings are being replaced with new long-lasting plastic pipes with a lifespan of more than 80 years. 

Wales & West Utilities provides the gas emergency service across the south west of England and Wales. If anyone smells gas, thinks they have a gas leak, or suspects CO poisoning, they should call us on 0800 111 999 and our engineers will be there to help, day or night.