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Wales & West Utilities has completed its final phase of work to upgrade the gas pipes in the Burnt Oak area of Sidbury.

The £40,000 investment work was essential to keep the gas flowing safely and reliably to local homes and businesses, keeping people warm for generations to come. The work was completed on time.

The gas emergency and pipeline service liaised with Devon County Council to plan the work and traffic management was used throughout.

Wales & West Utilities Roxanne Whittaker managed the upgrade work and said:

We’re delighted that we have completed this work on time and want to thank everyone who lives and works in the area for bearing with us while we completed this essential work.

While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across Sidbury. 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.

This work was essential to keep the gas flowing to local homes and businesses today, and to make sure the gas network is ready to transport hydrogen and biomethane, so we can all play our part in a green future.

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.