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Maintain Safe and Easy Natural Gas Meter Access

Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2019

CFU owns and services the gas meter at your home. However, your help is needed to maintain piping and your portion of the gas setup and preserve safe and easy meter access.

As part of regular upkeep, CFU employees are painting the utility’s portion of some gas meter setups this summer.

The customer portion of the piping, the outlet piping coming out of the meter into the house, should be monitored and cared for by property owners.

Maintain gas piping exposed to outdoor elements by using a wire brush to clean and paint with an exterior house paint. The color of paint is not a concern.

When landscaping around your home this summer, do not bury any portion of your gas meter setup. In an emergency, the Fire Department or CFU gas personnel must be able to quickly access your meter and the shutoff valve.

The gas meter should be off of the ground and the gas meter shutoff must be accessible at all times. Most meter setups have a red line on the riser (gas piping coming out of the ground) that clearly marks the point that must be above ground.

For your safety, there should be a minimum of two feet around the meter setup for regulator access. We also ask for your cooperation in trimming back bushes, flowers and plants for meter reader and service access.

Thank you for your assistance. If you have any questions, please call the Gas Utility at 319-268-5340.