Natural Gas Meter Safety from the City of Mesa

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Natural Gas Meter Safety


You can protect your natural gas meter against potentially hazardous situations by following these simple guidelines.


·         Protect your meter from vehicular damage (i.e. cars, boats, trailers, mobile homes) by installing a safety bollard.  See City of Mesa GD1.13 for requirements.

·         Call 811 to have underground utilities marked before doing any digging project.

·         Plant trees, shrubs, or plants far enough away from the meter to allow for future growth.  As plants mature they could obstruct or uproot your gas lines if planted too close.

·         Keep all growth trimmed so meter dials are visible and access to the meter is maintained.

Do not:

·         Stack toys, garden hoses, or other types of equipment on or near the meter.

·         Chain anything to the meter including bikes, boats, or pets.

·         Allow children to sit or play on the meter. The extra weight and strain can damage both the meter and the connecting gas pipes.

·         Attempt to service or maintain a meter yourself.  Always call the City of Mesa.

Call the City of Mesa at 480-644-4277 (GASS) if you damage or smell gas around the meter.  Call 911 for emergencies.


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About Jeff

Long time volunteer in the San Tan Valley/Queen Creek area of Arizona.

Posted on November 8, 2011, in From Mesa Gas and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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