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Wales & West Utilities have begun work to replace gas pipes in the Clydach Road and Field Close area of Morriston, Swansea.

The work, which begins today (22 March), is part of a wider 30-year programme to replace metal gas mains with new plastic alternatives. It has been brought forward to provide additional reassurance of the reliability of gas supply in the area following an incident at a property in Clydach Road last week.

Engineers from the gas emergency and pipeline service have been working in the area since an incident at a property on Clydach Road last week. As the gas emergency service, Wales & West Utilities has been working with the emergency services and others to keep the area safe whilst investigations to determine the cause continue.

Wales & West Utilities Adam Smith is managing this work and explains:

As the gas emergency service, we have been working with the emergency services and others to keep the area safe whilst investigations to determine the cause continue.

“Since the incident in the Morriston area last week, we have been carrying out comprehensive and extensive checks to rule out any damage to our network as a result of the explosion and our teams remain on site to monitor everything closely.

“The incident and recovery work has caused significant damage to the road surface at the junction of Field Close and Clydach Road and, so, it makes sense that we complete our planned work now, rather than disrupt the local community again at a later date.

“We understand how much the local community has gone through and it’s important that disruption is also kept to a minimum. We expect the work to be completed in 8 weeks.”

Wales & West Utilities is working alongside Swansea Council and the Highways team to coordinate work.

Adam continued:

“We have a team on the ground to support the local community and we will be visiting residents in the area to keep everyone fully informed about the work. This will also give residents the opportunity to raise any questions they may have about the work and how it affects them." 

Wales & West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service, brings energy to 7.5m people across the south west of England and Wales. If you smell gas, or suspect the presence of carbon monoxide, call us on 0800 111 999 straight away, and our engineers will be there to help any time of day or night.