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Underground Pipes and Cabling in the UK

AMOUNT OF UNDERGROUND PIPES AND CABLING IN THE UK Is it any wonder that we hit something when we dig without plans? 396,000km of water main pipes run undergrround in the UK. This Infographic clearly illustrates that the amount of underground pipes and cabling in the UK is enormous. So large in fact that if you connected together all the underground electricity cables, gas, sewer and water pipes in the UK they would stretch around the Earth 40 times. 353,000km Underground Utility Colour Codes in the UK of pipes make up the UK's sewer network. Electric Power Lines, Conduit Sewage and Drain Lines. Cables. Telecommunication, alarm Drinking Water. or signal lines. Reclaimed Water, Irrigation and slurry lines. Gas, Oil, Steam, Petroleum or other flammable material. 275,000 km Proposed Excavation Limits Temporary Survey Markings. of high-pressure pipelines run under ground in the UK. or route. Main Gas & Electric Distributors in the UK An average of 12 people die due to accidental contact with Scotish and Southorn Energy the electricity network every year. 305,370km Scotland Gas Networks of low voltage elect rical cable is under- ground. (81%) SPENERGY NETWORKS iciriciy Northern Gas Networks 301,320 km of medium voltage electrical cable is SPENERGY NETWORKS ZNORTHERN POWERGRID unerground. (81%) DID YOU KNOW.. WESTERN POWER DISTRIBUTION nationalgrid In the UK, gas leaves the transmission system and enters the distribution networks at high pressure. It is then transported through a number of reducing pressure tiers until it is finally delivered to consumers via Regional Distributors.. UK Power Networks Delivering your energY 3,789km WALES&WEST of high voltage elect rical cable is under- Scotish and Southorn Energy Southem Gas Notworks ground. (14.8%) UK distribution networks deliver gas to around 10.9 million There is an estimated 2,000,000 km of underground telecommunication cables in the UK. consumers. cornerstone projects itd 71km Prior to carrying out any excavation work underground utilities should be of extra high voltage electrical cable is un- located. Using a web based system, Cornerstone Projects will provide plans in /cornerstone-projects-Itd from the relevant utility companies of buried plant at any given location - @utilitysearches prices start at £53+VAT. Packs are usually completed in less than 10 days. derground. (2.3%)

Underground Pipes and Cabling in the UK

shared by cornertsoneprojects on Jul 25
The UK has an enormous amount of underground pipes and cabling that provides the country with gas, electricity, telecommunication, water and more. There are a number of Gas & Electric Distributors thr...


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