To ensure the safe and efficient operation of natural gas equipment, please protect meters and vents:
Keep snow from burying exhaust and intake vents and from piling up on natural gas meters. A snow-free meter can function properly. Unobstructed vents can also help keep the pilot lights on, allow your appliances to breathe and operate efficiently and direct combustion byproducts to the outside.
Consider using a shelter specifically designed to protect the meter if you live in an area where snow and ice tend to build up on the meter. Do not shelter the meter with a metal sheet or wheelbarrow. When these or other metal objects, including trash cans, bicycles and/or gardening tools, come in contact with the meter, they can interfere with the system that protects the meter and associated piping from corrosion.
If your meter is in a driveway, parkway or high-traffic area where it could be damaged, please let us know so we can install bollards (protection posts) or move the meter to safer location.