Meter Location Requirements

The criteria for the meter location is based on a number of factors, including building code, pipeline regulation, industry standards and building design. ENSTAR will make the final determination of the meter location. Each structure on the property being served must have an identifying service address and the meter location must be clearly marked.

ENSTAR service installations to new structures meet all codes, regulations, and standards current at the time of installation. As codes and regulations change, ENSTAR modifies its practices to meet the new requirements. ENSTAR generally does not retrofit older installations to meet new requirements. When renewing, replacing, or repairing existing facilities, ENSTAR may opt to modify facilities to meet current codes, regulations, or standards.

Download a printable version of the New Construction Residential Meter Location Requirements.

Gas Meters Must Be Located:

  • In ventilated spaces readily visible and accessible for examination, reading, replacement, and maintenance.
  • On an exterior wall of the building. To request approval of a remote meter location, contact the Marketing Department.

Gas Meters Cannot Be Located:

  • Not be located in living quarters, garages, carports, boiler rooms, under decks, or in unventilated or inaccessible places.
  • Not be located in areas accessible by vehicles, such as autos, trailers, motor homes, boats, etc., unless permanently protected by 4” bollards not more than 48” apart, 48” tall, and buried 36” deep. Note: A temporary concrete barrier can be used during the construction process. All commercial meter sets are required to have bollard protection.
  • Not be located closer than 36” horizontally to or 72” vertically under an operable window, door or wall opening.
  • Not be located closer than 36” horizontally to any ignition source including electric meter assemblies, electrical receptacles, switches, etc.
  • No grounding conductor will be installed on ENSTAR’s meter set assembly.
  • No grounding electrode (rod) or bare underground grounding conductor will be installed within 36” of gas riser and underground service line.
  • Not be located within 36” horizontally or infinitely vertically under appliance venting terminations to the entirety of the meter set, unless the manufacture requires further clearances.
  • Not be located in areas subject to water, ice, and snow damage. Structures with metal roofing must have meters installed on gabled end.
  • All meters must be installed on gabled end in Whittier or Girdwood, regardless of roofing material.
  • In the State of Alaska, Per IMC, meters must be located at least 10’ away from mechanical air intake. **Within the MOA: 6’ for residential**
  • Not be located within 3’ horizontally under hose bibs or water scuppers/discharges from storm, roof drainage, etc.
  • If you have any questions about anything shown in this diagram, please contact your ENSTAR Marketing Representative.
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