Cadent engineers continue restoring gas supplies in Stannington and Malin Bridge, Hillsborough

Cadent engineers have just over one hundred properties to get back on gas today, mainly in the Malin Bridge area but there some pockets in Stannington too.
Kate Jones, Cadent’s incident controller explains, “We know if has been particularly difficult for the residents in Malin Bridge who have been without gas for over a week.  Unfortunately, this is where most of the water has pooled and we have been pumping water out of this area, since the water main burst and flooded our gas network.
“We are still pumping water in some areas of Stannington where we have found the water has pooled.  Once all of the water has been removed we can get properties back on gas.”
Work continues to restore gas supplies as safely and  quickly as possible.  However, we will have everyone back on gas today, as long as we can clear the gas pipes and appliances of water.
Kate continues to explain, “We have 125 engineers on site today, plus staff from Sheffield Council and Yorkshire Water, who are knocking on doors carrying out welfare checks for residents in Stannington and Malin Bridge.
“I want to reassure everyone affected, that we are working around the clock to get your gas back on.  Not just to the gas meter but into your home too.  The Gas Safe engineers are checking gas appliances and if water has got into the appliances, they are making the necessary repairs to fix the appliances.  If necessary, we will arrange for appliances to be replaced if there is no alternative solution.
“Residents do not need to worry about the cost, we will be taking care of this for you.”
We will be returning again today to the properties where we have not been able to gain access to complete the safety checks before switching the gas back on.  Please do not try to switch on your own gas supply.  We need to carry out the safety checks and ensure there is no water in your gas appliances too.
Cadent engineers will not be leave until everyone is back on gas.  Please do call us on 0800 917 9598, if you are still without gas or need further assistance.


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