Meter Site Selection
Generally, on new service applications (not requiring a gas main extension), a Fort Hill distribution technician will inspect the property to propose the most direct route of gas service installation within 5 working days of the application. The proposed gas meter location will be marked by the placement of a yellow flag at a point adjacent to the house or structure to be served. After placement of the flag, it is the customer's responsibility to immediately contact our engineering department if there are any complications or required changes associated with the proposed meter site. After installation of your service, any relocation of the service or height adjustment of the meter will require initiation of another work order with additional charges of $50.00 plus $5.00 per foot for any additional footage.
The actual site inspection for meter site selections on projects that will require a gas main extension will be dependent upon how quickly tap fees are received for the project. After enough fees have been received to meet our minimum criteria and the project is approved, it will then be entered into our construction schedule in chronological order. Our distribution technicians will then begin inspecting and flagging individual meter sites for the structures on the project.