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Gas Meter Tips


As an added safety measure and to help ensure correct meter readings:

  • Know where your gas meter is.

  • Keep it clear for emergency responses.

  • Keep shrubbery trimmed from around your gas meter. If we can't see it, then it could mean valuable time lost looking for it behind bushes.

  • Never allow trees or large bushes to grow around the meter. As the tree or bush grows, it will cause fittings to break.

  • DO NOT enclose your gas meter.

  • DO NOT tie pets or other objects to your gas meter or piping.

  • DO NOT pile mulch, soil, concrete or asphalt so high that it covers the bottom of the gas meter or cut-off valve. Gas meters can rust or corrode and leak if covered with mulch, soil, concrete or asphalt.

  • DO NOT electrically ground anything to the gas meter or service line.


     Remember, Natural Gas is a safe and reliable source of energy that like electricity, must be treated with respect and care. Keeping these safety tips in mind will help keep the Natural Gas System that serves you and thousands of others safe and reliable for decades to come.


     We encourage any questions or comments you may have. Please feel free to call 423-626-4282 or send a letter to Claiborne Utilities District, P.O. Box 606, New Tazewell, TN 37824.

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