A TEAM of gas engineers have said goodbye to Deri residents and road users as the company has completed work on its £191,000 gas pipe investment scheme.

Wales and West Utilities’ team has been working in the area since March this year and has been working on its investment programme which will keep the gas flowing to homes and businesses.

The scheme involved upgrading over 1.2km of old metal pipes to new plastic ones.

Now the work is complete, the team at Wales and West Utilities will not need to work in the area for the next 80 years.

Wales and West Utilities programme controller for the area, Francis Kirk, managed the work and said: “We are delighted that we’ve been able to finish this work in a timely fashion.

“We know our gas pipe upgrade work can be disruptive and we want to thank everyone who lives, works and travels through this area 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 0800 111 999 and engineers will be there to help.