Customers are advised to carefully clear the snow and ice away from the meter for safety.
Please keep the area in front of and around your gas meter clear. This includes the storage of boats, trailers, as well as snow and ice. Our desire is to ensure safe access to the meter and to keep the meter protected.
Accumulated snow places stress on your meter piping. Damage to the piping can cause a gas leak.
If there is an emergency, emergency response crews need clear access to your meter.
Excessive snow cover may result in abnormal pressure, affect appliance operation and interrupt your service.
Ice and snow may block the electronic reading of your meter. Our desire is to accurately bill your gas usage.
Accumulations of snow and ice can cause the regulator and meter to malfunction and result in a hazardous situation. A buried regulator may become clogged, affecting the supply of gas to the appliances. When melting occurs and the snow becomes wet and heavy, it can put pressure on the meter. This pressure can cause strain on the associated piping. In extreme cases, the possibility exists that the piping could break.
Meters are designed to withstand extreme weather conditions, but remember to protect them from ice and snow buildup during the harsh winter months.
When removing heavy accumulations of snow or ice, do not strike meters with snow blowers, blades or shovels.
Do not kick your meter to break or clear ice.
Protect your meters by removing overhead icicles and snow from eaves and gutters to ensure they do not cause damage as they fall. Also, dripping water can splash and freeze on the meter or vent pipes, which could affect proper operation.
SAFETY COUNTS - When you dig out your gas meter, please watch for these warning signs.
SIGHT - a dense fog, mist or white cloud
SMELL - a distinctive gaseous odor
SOUND - hissing, whistling or roaring noise
If you believe damage has occurred around the meter or you have no heat or smell gas, call Intermountain Gas Co. immediately.
All Emergencies – 24-Hour Response – [1-800-548-3679]
Customer Service number [1-800-548-3679]
7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday – Friday
Intermountain Gas Co. urges homeowners and contractors to be careful when operating snow removal equipment.