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Spare a thought for the Meter Reader

26 March 2015

Western Downs Regional Council domestic gas customers are being asked to spare a thought for Council officers, who will be reading their gas meters from now until the end of April, by making sure the meters are easily and safely accessible.

Spokesperson for Corporate Support Councillor Ian Rasmussen said there are a few simple steps which will help make gas reading quick and hassle-free for all concerned.

“It only takes Council staff a few minutes to read your gas meter, but sometimes this simple job can be difficult and time-consuming because a meter isn’t easily and safely accessible,” he said.

“As gas meters are read at least once every three months, Council asks customers to take a moment every now and then to clear away overgrown plants from around their meter. Also, if you have a dog, please display a sign and keep the dog secured away from the meter area.

“Ensuring the area in and around the meter is clear and safe helps reduce the likelihood of damage or disruption to your gas supply and also helps Council officers spend as little time as necessary on your property.”

The Standard Gas Sale Contract and the Natural Gas Customer Charter outline what you can expect from Council as your distributor and your obligations to us and can be viewed at the Gas Tariffs webpage.

For more information on Council’s Natural Gas Service please call 1300 COUNCIL or email

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