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Natural Gas Meter Safety

City of Mesa Energy Resources Shares Safety Tips

Post Date:11/02/2016 8:41 AM

When it comes to your natural gas meter, you can protect against potentially hazardous situations by following these simple guidelines.  


  • Protect your meter from vehicular damage.
  • Call 811 to have underground utilities marked two days before beginning any digging. 
  • Plant trees, shrubs, or plants far enough away from the meter to allow for future growth. 
  • Keep all growth trimmed so meter dials are visible and access to the meter is maintained.
  • Keep decorations away from gas meters, gas appliance ventilation and underground utilities.
  • Call if you hear an unusual hissing sound coming from the meter or see unusual changes to soil or dying vegetation around the meter.

Do not:

  • Stack toys, garden hoses, or other types of equipment on or near the meter.
  • Chain anything to the meter including bikes, trailers, or pets.
  • Allow children to sit or play on the meter.
  • Attempt to service or maintain a meter yourself.  Always call the City of Mesa's Energy Resources Department.

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

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