Understanding Your Gas Meter

The gas meter outside your home measures the amount of gas you consume. It’s important to know a few things about your gas meter when monitoring your usage or in the event of an emergency. Most gas meters on the Jackson Energy Authority system are dial meters that have a reading window with 2 small dials and 4 larger dials. Each of the larger dials should have numbers from 0-9 with a black sweep hand that rotates according to the directional arrow above the dial. Your gas consumption is measured by the four larger dials.

Meter Responsibility

Not everything at the natural gas meters is the responsibility of Jackson Energy Authority. As seen below, natural gas meters have many parts:

A. JEA Service Line
B. Locknut Shutoff Valve 
C. Regulator
D. Meter
E. Reading Window
F. Customer Fuel Line

Everything downstream of the meter, indicated by the blue line, is the responsibility of JEA. Everything upstream of the meter, indicated by the yellow line, is the responsibility of the homeowner/customer.

In the event of an emergency such as post-natural disaster or gas escaping from pipes, it’s important to know how to turn off your gas at the meter: