SGN have restored gas supplies to more than 1,150 homes after water managed to contaminate the gas network.
Around 1,300 properties were left without gas after 10,000 litres of water managed to escape inside the gas network SGN said. Perthshire North MSP, John Swinney, today visited the site of the loss of gas supply in Scone. He met with Scottish Gas Networks (SGN), Scottish Water, Perth and Kinross Council and local residents as work goes on to resolve the problem.
Over 1,150 customers have been reconnected after engineers visited the properties for safety tests before the connection could be turned back on. Some remain off supply due to engineers not being able to access properties.
SGN also said some parts of Burnside are currently still off. Meanwhile, MSP John Swinney visited the site today and phraised SGN, Perth & Kinross Council and Scottish Water for their response and communication within the community.
SGN said on their website: “Some properties in Burnside have taken longer to restore, due to ongoing issues with residual water, however we’re getting closer to resolving this particular issue and aim to look to reconnect these homes later this afternoon, all being well.”
In a statement MSP John Swinney said: “This has been a major incident over the last few days in Scone where a leak in the water supply has fed into the gas network. It has caused a great deal of inconvenience to members of the public who have been without gas since Tuesday.
“The response of SGNgas has been outstanding with an army of engineers and staff deployed to distribute cooking and heating equipment, provide welfare support to vulnerable customers and to resolve the original problem. The team have been working night and day to support local residents.
“After supplies were re-connected last night, nearly 800 households were visited to turn on gas supply. More activity is underway today to complete the task.
“I am very grateful to SGNgas, Scottish Water and Perth and Kinross Council for working together to resolve this problem as quickly as possible. I would also like to thank local residents in Scone for their patience through these difficult few days. In their conversations with me, a number of local residents have praised SGNgas staff for their exemplary handling of this incident and I echo that praise today.”
Residents in Scone also commented on SGN’s response time and fixes.
Thanks to the lovely guys working late last night we got our heat back on at nearly midnight. Great dedication. https://t.co/VjFhFE8ABF
— Fifi Noir (@fifinoir) February 3, 2017
— Gemma (@gem_1986cc) February 2, 2017
Gas back on. 😊 Very impressed at response from yourselves since Tues – Engineers and Communication top notch in testing period. 👍🏼
— PeteR (@peterobcelt) February 2, 2017