Gas Engineering Guide

Meter - Meter/Riser Protection

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

Protection May Consist of the Following:

Pipe Barricades

Traffic Barricades

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.

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