Meter Requirements

The following are general requirements only, we encourage you to consult with Engineering or the Meter Shop before you purchase and install your meter equipment.

General provisions

Grounds:  Bond all meter sockets and CT enclosures to your ground in accordance with the National Electrical Code.

Meter Location:  Check with Engineering before equipment is installed. 
Meters shall be:

  • Front (roadside) or side exterior wall of the building within 4’ of the front of the building.
  • Accessible to PUD personnel on a 24-hour basis.
  • Height at 5 ft - 6 ft above finished grade.
  • In developments with existing facilities along a rear lot line, verify the meter location with Engineering.
  • Other locations will be at the discretion of Franklin PUD.

Non-Residential Underground Services:  If underground conductor is customer-owned, you make up service conductor connections in CT can.  The PUD will mount CT’s and make meter connections.

Single Family Residential Underground Services:  The underground service conductor is owned and installed by the PUD.  The PUD provides service connections and CT installation in the enclosure.

General Meter Requirements