Keep those gas meters clear of snow

Keep those gas meters clear of snow

It's time to at least exhale after last week's snowfall in the West Kootenay/Boundary region.

Now that there's been a reprieve of winter weather, FortisBC would like to remind customers to keep their natural gas meter and outside vents clear of ice and snow.

"Clear a path to your meter whenever you shovel your driveway to make sure it can be accessed safely by you, a meter reader or emergency responders," said FortisBC Amy Bunton Corporate Communications Advisor in a media release.
Here are some tips of what to do:

  • Remove any built-up snow by hand
  • Never kick or hit the meter to break ice or snow build-up
  • Don’t use a snowplow or blower near your meter
  • When shoveling snow, don’t push the snow up against your meter
  • If ice builds up on your meter or regulator, call FortisBC at 1-888-224-2710

For more information on meter safety, contact

Photo Caption: A meter covered in snow can cause a concern for meter readers or emergency responders should there be an emergency at the residence. — Photo courtesy FortisBC

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