Why do I have to clear snow off the gas meter on my property?
We know that it’s supposed to be spring, but many of us are still dealing with piles of snow in our yards! As a natural gas customer, you are responsible for checking the area around your natural gas meter to make sure there is no buildup of snow and ice, and for safely clearing snow away from the meter and external vent pipes.
With the huge amount of snow that we’ve received from winter storm activity in New Brunswick, Enbridge has responded to many incidents that have prompted safety concerns for the general public, many involving the buildup of snow/ice on natural gas meters and equipment.
A clear area around the meter and all vents not only allows us to get to the meter in emergency, but it can prevent your appliances from being impaired, your natural gas supply from being cut off, or even worse - a dangerous situation.