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Natural Gas Meter Safety

Post Date:11/01/2018 1:42 PM

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 landscaping trimmed and maintained so meter dials are visible and access to the meter is ensured.
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.

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.  For additional safety tips, visit


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