Work remains on track to return gas supplies to about 9000 properties across Mt Gamber in South Australia after a valve failure.
The APA Group says gas meters have been turned off at most locations, a necessary step before gas can be reintroduced to the system.
Crews will then progressively revisit each location over the next three days to turn meters and supplies back on and to help customers reignite gas appliances.
The staged approach will result in some areas coming back online from Saturday morning while others will be forced to wait until Monday morning.
Gas supplies to the town were cut on Wednesday night when the valve failed at a meter station operated by Epic Energy.
The company said it appeared the valve issue created a blockage that disrupted gas flows.
"Local support attended to investigate but couldn't resolve the issue, so Epic Energy's specialist technical staff were dispatched from Adelaide on Wednesday night," the company said.
"They identified a problem, cleared the blockage, and replaced the internal parts of the valve in their entirety so that gas flow could be restored."
The company said its team had also extensively checked all components of the meter station to enable safe operation.
The station is the endpoint of Epic Energy's South East Pipeline System, which delivers gas into the APA network.
For locals relying on gas for hot water, showers are available at West Gambier Football Club with the facilities complying with all COVID-19 requirements.