Huge thanks to the Sidcup and Bexley local community
15 May 2018
Stats showing the scale of the challenge faced by our engineers when a burst water main damages our network over the May bank holiday weekend.
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We'd like to extend a huge thanks to Sidcup and Bexley residents and businesses after a burst water main led to a loss of gas supplies to over 1,700 properties over the May bank holiday weekend.
Glenn Norman, SGN Director of Operations, said: “When a water main burst in Sidcup over the May bank holiday, it damaged our gas network affecting more than 1,700 gas supplies in Sidcup and Bexley. The water flooded around 24 miles of our underground gas mains and, in many cases, it spread into the smaller gas service pipes leading into people’s homes.
“It was a highly complex engineering operation to remove all the water and restore gas supplies. We had over 100 engineers on the ground each day, drafted in from across the south of England. They pumped out over 220,000 litres of water from our gas pipes using syphon tankers operating day and night.
Glenn added: “We appreciate it wasn’t easy for people to be without their gas supply and we are very grateful for the tremendous support we received from residents, local businesses and community organisations.”
Glenn said: “We’d like to thank all Sidcup and Bexley residents and businesses who were without their gas supply after our gas network was damaged by the burst water main. The local community was extremely understanding of the situation and their support ensured that our engineers could focus on removing the water and restoring gas supplies as quickly as possible.”
WATCH: A look back at last week when a burst water main damaged our gas network in Sidcup and Bexley