Meter Location Standards

Meter

Protect Our Natural Gas Meter and Service Line

Please help us protect our natural gas meter and service line by following these requirements to keep your service in compliance:

  • Locate the meter where it will not be damaged by outside forces such as vehicular traffic, ice, snow, construction equipment and falling objects. Avoid installing the meter under a fire escape.
  • Vehicular protection is required if there is less than 5 feet of clearance between the meter and the edge of pavement or curb.
  • Vehicular protection is required if there is less than 8 feet of clearance from the edge of any perpendicular parking surface.

  • Do not build structures such as decks, garages or patios over our meter or service line. The meter and service line are the property of Columbia Gas of Virginia and must remain accessible by our service technicians or other emergency responders.

Download Our Requirements Documents