Aberaman to benefit from gas pipe upgrade

Plans for a £400k gas pipe investment scheme in Aberaman will go on show later this month and Wales & West Utilities is inviting locals to the event.

The essential work, which will keep the gas flowing to heat homes and power businesses in the area, will involve upgrading more than a kilometre of gas pipes and begins on 6 April.

Ahead of the work Wales & West Utilities is inviting local people to a public drop-in information event so that they can find out more. The event will be held on Tuesday 17 March, between 12pm – 6pm, at Abercwmboi Rugby Football Club, Cardiff Road, Abercwmboi, CF44 6AX.

Barring any engineering difficulties, the work is expected to be finished by the end of September. Ahead of the scheme Wales & West Utilities has worked closely with Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council and it has been agreed that phased road closures and traffic lights will be used throughout the work. The first section of work will involve a closure on Beddoe Street, from its junction with Cardiff Road and Lewis Street. This will be in place from 6 April for two weeks.

We know that working in areas like this is not ideal, but it really is essential to make sure we keep the gas flowing to homes and businesses in the area, and to make sure the gas network is fit for the future.

While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across the Aberaman area. Whether it’s heating your home, making the family dinner or having a hot bath, we understand how important it is for your gas supply to be safe and reliable and there when you need it.

We’re looking forward to speaking to local people, letting them know what we have planned and how we’ll be working hard to keep disruption to a minimum.

Wales & West Utilities Programme Controller, Adam Evans

Our Customer Service Team is ready to take your call if you have any questions about our work. You can contact them on freephone 0800 912 2999 or enquiries@wwwutilities.co.uk.

Alternatively, you can contact us on Twitter @WWUtilities or Facebook.com/WWUtilities.

Wales & West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service, brings energy to 7.5m people across the south west of England and Wales. If anyone smells gas, thinks they have a gas leak, or suspects carbon monoxide poisoning, they should call us on 0800 111 999 and our engineers will be there to help, day or night.

Our team is also working on a multi-million pound, 30-year gas pipe investment programme which began in 2002. Old metal pipes within 30 metres of buildings are being upgraded to make sure homes and businesses continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply now and in the future.