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For your safety it is important to know how to turn your gas off at the meter.

Here we have provided a step-by-step guide to safely turning off your gas supply at the meter. 

How To Turn Off Your Gas Supply At The Meter

The gas shut-off valve is located at your meter. 

If your meter is not located outside in a meter box , other common locations include;

  • Under the stairs 
  • Beneath the kitchen sink 
  • In the garage 

Gas Meter Box on a Wall


Step One:

Turn off your natural gas appliances (e.g. cookers, fires etc.)

Step Two:

Go to your meter and turn the safety shut-off valve to the 'off' position. (It is off when the lever is at a right angle to the pipe)

Gas meter with lever in off position

If the natural gas shut off valve is hard to reach or will not operate, call Gas Networks Ireland on 1850 200 694.

If you require a meter box key call Gas Networks Ireland on 1850 200 694 and we will arrange to have one sent to you.

Your 'Declaration of Conformance' contains important safety information including the location of your safety shut off valve for use in the event of a domestic emergency or gas leakage.

Get information on how to turn your gas back on again. 

Please see our short video which will also show you how to turn your gas supply off.

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