To tackle the issue, over the space of five years, the four large utility companies will be investing in new storm tanks, gas pipes and “smarter” electricity grids
(PRWEB UK) 25 March 2013
It has been reported by the BBC that Yorkshire Water, Northumbrian Water, Northern Gas and Northern Powergrid have been making plans in accordance with predicted future changes in climate and population. Scientists have predicted more extreme weather conditions for the future with both droughts and flooding expected on frequent occasions. The population of those living in Yorkshire and the North East is expected to reach one million by 2035, thus placing even more pressure on the system.
To tackle the issue, over the space of five years, the four large utility companies will be investing in new storm tanks, gas pipes and “smarter” electricity grids. Water and sewage networks are also expected to be adapted to cope with flooding whilst old metal gas pipes are set to be replaced. Northern Gas explained it will be replacing these pipes with plastic equivalents in order to “reduce gas leakage and enhance network reliability.”
Best known for its London emergency plumbers, Emergency Plumber also offers a number of fully trained specialists across the country, including across the North East. Naturally the team were pleased to hear the latest news and believe the plans are a necessary improvement. A representative from the firm shares their thoughts on the matter.
“We have already seen the problems the unsettled weather conditions of 2012 can bring, with a number of burst pipes and flooding situations across the nation. Making the improvements early is a good way to prevent issues arising in the first place and also shows customers a return for the increasing costs they are faced with.
“Those who are worried there may be a problem with their plumbing should contact a team of registered plumbers such as those provided by Emergency Plumber.”
Emergency plumber is an agency run by Martin Smith. With 18 years’ experience in the industry, his aim to provide fast and efficient emergency plumbing engineers 24/7. The company operates within a wide range of areas in the UK including London, Plymouth, Reading, Coventry, Bolton and Newcastle. With a database of over 300 emergency plumbers, the firm is currently the fastest growing plumbing company in the UK. Customers can also contact the team for information and advice on gas related problems.