Gas distribution company SGN will be starting work tomorrow to upgrade the local gas supply network around Norbury Avenue in Thornton Heath. The work will take “approximately eight months”, according to SGN.
The existing metal gas mains and services need to be replaced with modern plastic pipe. The essential work forms part of an ongoing mains replacement programme developed with the Health and Safety Executive.
SGN says: “During the course of the project, we’ll be working in Beulah Road, Norbury Avenue, Camden Way, Camden Gardens, Wychwood Avenue, Sandfield Road and Windsor Avenue in phases. We will have two teams of engineers working simultaneously on this project to minimise long-term disruption for local residents.
“We appreciate that road works can be frustrating, however, the new plastic pipe has a minimum lifespan of 80 years. This means once the work has been completed, Thornton Heath homes and businesses will enjoy the benefits of a continued safe and reliable gas supply for many years to come.”
The works around Thornton Heath are part of a £540,000 investment in the local gas supply.
Whatever time of day or night, anyone who smells gas should dial the National Gas Emergency Number – 0800 111 999*. Lines are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and calls are free.
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