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Wales & West Utilities has completed its £600,000 work to upgrade gas pipes in Stroud.

The scheme, which started in November last year, originally required further work planned for later this year but thanks to partnership working with Canal & River Trust and Gloucestershire County Council, Wales & West Utilities was permitted to continue and has now completed all required upgrade work and the Canal Towpath is now open.

The scheme was essential to keep the gas flowing safely to heat and power local homes and businesses. Wales & West Utilities liaised with Gloucestershire County Council, Canal & River Trust and local parish councils to plan the work.

Wales & West Utilities Mick Gallavin managed this gas pipe upgrade work. He said:

We’re delighted that by working together we have completed this work without the need to return later this year. I 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 Stroud. 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.