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Gas Meter Safety

NJNG meters are typically located outside your home about two feet above ground level. You’re responsible for maintaining the lines from the meter to appliances and equipment inside AND outside your home. This includes fuel lines leading to your furnace, oven, pool heaters, grills and generators. Please review this important safety information.

For meter reading and other safety purposes, your meter needs to be unobstructed at all times (see illustration, below). 

If you’ve recently had landscaping done and noticed the valve going into your meter on the side of your house or business appears partially buried or you cannot see it at all, chances are it is buried or obstructed beneath the soil line. Call us at 800-221-0051 and say “Meter” at the voice prompt. NJNG will replace the service line valve and bring it to the proper height at no cost to you. For safety reasons, please don’t attempt to dig up a service line valve yourself.

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