The safety of our meter readers is important to us, so please keep the area around your gas meter free of overgrown brush and obstacles. This will allow safe and easy access for our meter readers so that they can read the meter and for our technicians in case of an emergency.
Your meter needs to be unobstructed at all times; this includes the shut-off valve going to the meter. Building a deck over the meter, boxing the meter in with material, planting bushes too close, back filling or changing the grade can restrict access to your meter and cause our employees injury and delays in reading your meter or responding to emergencies. A clear path to the meter especially during times of snow or inclement weather will allow our employees to perform their jobs safely.
During emergency situations it is always important to know where your meter is located. New Jersey Natural Gas meters are typically located outside your home about two feet above ground level.