If the meter or riser is located where damage is likely, protection will be required. Physical protection shall be provided for any gas meter set located within 5 feet of:
A single family driveway / parking area (includes garage area)
A commercial refuse container location
A roadway / street / alley with curb
A loading dock / freight handling area
A roadway or paved area without curb
Locate meter at such height that it is free from the hazards of traffic
Please consult The Gas Company Engineering Department for more information on designing meter protection for customer applications.