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Cullompton gas works finish

Posted on: 02/03/2020

Wales & West Utilities has completed essential gas pipe upgrade work in the Fore Street area of Cullompton ahead of schedule.

The £66,000 work, which started in January, was essential to keep the gas flowing to heat homes and power businesses in the area so that people are safe and warm for generations to come.

The work saw the upgrading 330 metres of gas pipe and was expected to complete by April. However, today the gas emergency and pipeline service has lifted all traffic management and is thanking locals for their patience.

We’re delighted to have finished this upgrade scheme and want to thank everyone who lives and works in the area for bearing with us while we worked hard to complete 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 Cullompton and the surrounding areas. 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 will not only keep the gas flowing safely and reliably today, it will also help make sure the gas network is fit for the future and can play its part in delivering reliable and affordable green energy.

Wales & West Utilities Programme Controller, Roxanne Whittaker

Ahead of the work Wales & West Utilities worked closely with Devon County Council, Cullompton Town Council and the local community to plan the scheme.

Wales & West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service, brings energy to 7.5m people across the south west of England and Wales. 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 make sure homes and businesses continue to receive a safe and reliable gas supply now and in the future.

Picture caption: Wales & West Utilities Programme Controller, Roxanne Whittaker and the Wales & West Utilities team