An independent contractor has damaged Vector's gas network in Clark Street, New Lynn resulting in gas escaping from a Vector pipeline.
Vector launched its public safety campaign today.
The annual summer campaign encourages people to look out for overhead lines and to think about the location of underground services before they dig.
“People tend to do more DIY projects over the holiday period when the weather is ideal for getting out and working around the house. Also with the current economic environment people may opt to do the work themselves rather than get an expert in,” says David Worsnop, Vector Group GM Service Delivery.
Electricity volume distributed in Auckland increased by 0.5% to 2294.4 Gigawatt hours (GWh) compared to the same quarter last financial year. This was due primarily to a 1.0% increase in numbers of customers connected over the previous 12 months, but that rate of increase has slowed, down from 1.4% for the prior comparative period. Volume per connection also fell slightly due to power savings campaigns this winter, and slightly warmer weather. This volume was 2.1 % below expectations.
Traffic along the waterfront in the CBD is being affected by Vector works in the area. Vector is currently installing new electricity cables in the carriageway along the northern side of Quay Street and the number of lanes available has been reduced to a single lane in each direction around the worksite.
Vector and the AECT today announced that they have started bringing down the lines in Sandringham as part of its multi-million dollar Sandringham undergrounding project, which began in May.