Metric or Imperial?

Imperial meters measure gas in cubic feet and usually will have the words "cubic feet" or the letters ft3 shown on the front of the meter. Imperial meters should have 4 numbers to read.

Metric meters measure gas in cubic meters and will state "cubic meters" or display M3 on the front of the meter. Metric meters should have 5 numbers to read.


Digital Meters

Read the first four numbers from left to right, including any zeros at the beginning. Do not read the red numbers and any numbers after.


Dial Meters

This type of meter has a series of clock-style dials with numbers from zero to nine.
Each dial turns in the opposite direction to the dial before it.
To take a reading, start with the left dial and write down the number indicated by the pointer on each dial, moving towards the right.
If the pointer is between two numbers, record the lower of the two.
If the pointer is between nine and zero, record it as nine. Ignore any red dials.