First Gas supplies more than 60,000 customers through a network of over 4,800km of distribution pipelines in Northland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, East Coast and the Kapiti Coast. Most of these pipelines are located in road reserves, however in some cases these pipes cross private property.
Gas Distribution pipelines are laid at varying depths, generally between 400mm to 1200mm deep, however alterations to the ground cover may reduce or increase the depths in certain areas.
Before planning to do any digging or construction work on your property or road frontage, refer to our Working Near our Pipelines page, and lodge an enquiry at www.beforeudig.co.nz or by calling 0800 248 344. If there are gas distribution pipelines on your property you will receive plans showing their location. If you will be working near one of our strategic pipelines, we will contact you to arrange for a Close Approach Consent to be issued to you.
For general enquiries about gas distribution pipelines call us on 0800 FIRST GAS (0800 347 784).