A £160,000 scheme to boost gas supplies in part of Stockton has come to an end.
Northern Gas Networks has completed a major project to renew 1.6 kilometres of gas main in Mile House.
The project centred on 12 streets around Bracken Road and is part of a multi million pound programme of investment across the North.
Northern Gas Networks owns all the gas mains in the North East, Yorkshire and northern Cumbria and, together with its operating partner United Utilities, runs the region’s gas emergency service.
Network Director Chris Gorman said the work in Mile House was essential for the safety and reliability of local gas supplies. “Our new pipes are made of plastic which is more durable and flexible than traditional pipes. Once in the ground the new mains should have a lifespan of around 80 years,” he said.
Northern Gas Networks spends more than £60m a year renewing gas mains to make sure its system remains one of the safest in the world. This year alone almost 530km of its 36,000km network will be made of brand new pipe.