£7.7m invested in Exeter’s gas network last year
Wales & West Utilities invested more than £7.7 million to upgrade the gas network across Exeter and the surrounding area last year.
11th January 2018 by Networks
The work has involved upgrading over 56km of old metal pipes to new long-lasting plastic pipes and upgrading more than 4,500 individual service pipes that supply homes and businesses.
Dominic Tester, Wales & West Utilities programme controller for the area, said: “My team are working hard to upgrade old metal gas pipes to new plastic ones across Exeter and the surrounding area – essential to keep the gas flowing to heat homes and power businesses in the area and keep local families safe and warm for generations to come.”
The company also has a multi-million pound, 30-year gas pipe investment programme which began in 2002. Old metal pipes within 30 metres of buildings are being replaced with 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.
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