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Many residents in Withernsea will remember losing their gas supply for three days back in January 2017,  after water found its way into the gas network.

The North of England’s gas distributer, Northern Gas Networks (NGN), is now investing £717,000  to upgrade the gas distribution network in Withernsea to ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of gas to customers in the area for many years to come.

The project  to replace 7,135m of ageing metallic gas pipe network in Withernsea with new plastic pipes will commence on Waxholme Road on Monday 3 June 2019.

The work will progress throughout Withernsea and will take approximately 50 weeks to complete. Care has been given to avoid busy tourist areas during the summer months.

The work has been planned in conjunction with East Riding County Council.

Site Manager for the project, Gerry Hart said: “We would like to thank all our customers for their patience whilst we complete these essential works.  We know that no one likes roadworks but will be doing everything possible to minimise disruption.

“Many residents will remember the incident back in 2017, when the town lost gas supply for three days. By investing nearly three quarters of a million pounds in an improved local network, we will be creating a more modern, efficient and robust network, which will serve Withernsea for decades to come.”

As an extra thank you to all our customers in Withernsea, Northern Gas Networks is donating funds to support the local Withstock Festival in August.

For further information about the project please contact NGN’s Customer Care Team on 0800 040 7766 or email: customercare@northerngas.co.uk.