Meter Safety

New Mexico Gas Company is responsible for maintaining only the gas line up to your gas meter. The maintenance of your gas line between your meter and your home or building is your responsibility. Your buried pipes should periodically be inspected for corrosion and leakage. In some cases, these pipes may not be protected from corrosion, which can weaken or destroy metal. 

A natural gas meter with the piping connected to a home.

Any unsafe conditions that are discovered should be repaired as soon as possible. When excavating near buried gas piping, the piping should be located in advance and the excavation done by hand. Contact your local plumber or heating contractor to assist you in locating, inspecting and repairing your buried pipes. If you are a tenant, please notify your landlord. 

For more information on New Mexico Gas Company gas line maintenance, call us at 505-697-3335 (Albuquerque Metro) or toll free at 888-NM-GAS-CO (888-664-2726).