porthcrawl upgrade

Wales & West Utilities is set to start a £160,000 project to upgrade part of the gas network in Porthcawl.

The work in the Victoria Avenue area of the town is essential to keep the gas flowing safely to heat and power local homes and businesses, keeping people warm for generations to come. It is due to start on 25 September and, barring any engineering difficulties, it will be complete during March next year.

Wales & West Utilities has worked closely with Bridgend County Borough Council to plan the scheme and it has been agreed that traffic lights will be in place as the works progress. Motorists are advised to allow extra travel time.

The gas emergency and pipeline service will be upgrading gas pipes on John Street, Suffolk Place, Victoria Avenue, Church Place and Mary Street. Members of the local community  and businesses affected by the work will receive more information ahead of the work starting.

Wales & West Utilities Adam Smith is managing this gas pipe upgrade work and said:

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. We’ll have a team of gas engineers on site throughout the project to make sure our work is completed as safely and as quickly as possible while keeping disruption to a minimum.

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 Porthcawl 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.

This work is 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.

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.

Alternatively, you can contact us on Twitter @WWUtilities or https://www.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 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.