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Reading My Meter


Reading your gas meter is actually simpler than you might think! Review the steps below to learn how to accurately read your meter.

  1. Start with the left dial, and read the dials from left to right.

  2. If the pointer is between two numbers, always select the lower number.

  3. When the pointer is between "9" and "0," then "9" is considered the lower number.

  4. If the pointer is DIRECTLY on the number, look at the dial to the right. If the pointer on the right has not passed "0," record the lower number.

Meter Safety

Although natural gas meters are relatively weatherproof and require little maintenance, these safety tips will help keep you, your family and others safe.

  • Never tie (tether) pets to gas meters, or use gas meters to hang garden hoses or other tools.

  • Plants, shrubs, snow and debris can block the dial face or pathway to the meter. Keeping a clear path to your gas meter not only helps Peoples employees performing routine maintenance but also allows emergency responders quick access should the need arise.

  • Be careful when mowing or weed-whacking around the meter.

  • In the winter, snow and ice can accumulate on a meter which may affect operation. Remove snow and ice from your meter with a broom or brush, but never kick or try to chip it off with a hard object.