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Meter Safety

Protect your meter from potentially hazardous situations.

UGI personnel must be able to easily access your meter to perform functions such as meter readings, periodic safety checks, routine maintenance, as well as manage critical tasks in an emergency.

To help ensure that your meter functions properly, safely, and dependably, please follow these important tips:

If you have an outdoor meter:

  • Keep meter clear of any landscaping that obstructs access or visibility. Shrubs and plants should be trimmed regularly.
  • Do not build decking or fencing that blocks access to the meter.
  • Instruct children not to climb on, or play near, a meter. Any extra weight can damage the meter and connecting pipes.
  • In the winter, carefully clear ice and snow from the meter as well as any appliance exhaust vents. Be sure to clean and repair leaky seams in your eaves, gutters and downspouts to prevent melting snow and ice from dripping onto the meter.
  • Never use a snow blower or plow around a meter. Shovel or broom the immediate area carefully by hand.
  • If the snowfall is deep, please clear a safe path to the meter.
  • Do not tamper with your meter, or attempt to service or maintain the meter yourself.

If you have an indoor meter:

  • Keep the area surrounding the meter clear of boxes, furniture, shelves, etc.
  • Do not build walls or paneling that obstructs access to the meter.
  • Never hang or lean anything against a meter.
  • Instruct children not to climb on, or play near, a meter.
  • Do not tamper with your meter, or attempt to service or maintain the meter yourself.
Call UGI at (800) 276-2722 immediately if you damage the meter or smell natural gas around the meter.