Wales & West Utilities’ team of gas engineers has said goodbye to Northam residents and road users as the company has completed work on its £350,000 gas pipe investment scheme.

The company, which has been working in the Cluden Road area of the town for the past few months, has been working tirelessly on its investment programme which will keep the gas flowing to homes and businesses and make sure the gas network is fit for the future.

The scheme involved upgrading over 1.6km of old metal pipes to new plastic ones and started at the end of March.

Now the work is complete, barring any unforeseen circumstances, Wales & West Utilities will not need to carry out gas pipe upgrade work in the area for the next 80 years.

Wales & West Utilities Programme Controller for the area, Barry Sale, managed the work and said:

“We are delighted that we’ve been able to finish this work ahead of the busy holiday season.

“We know our gas pipe upgrade work can be disruptive, and we want to thank everyone who lives, works and travels through this area of Devon for bearing with us while we did this essential work.”

Wales & West Utilities has a team of more than 1000 trained and experienced engineers to help serve the 7.5m people across the south west of England and Wales that rely on its gas emergency and pipeline services. 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 new long-lasting plastic pipes with a lifespan of more than 80 years, to make sure homes and businesses continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply now and in the future.