Why the New York Gas Meter Is Yours But Your Gas Meter Might Be Mine
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEC) has begun testing gas meters that have been damaged in an earthquake.
It is the latest of many inspections the agency is doing in the wake of the September 11 attacks.
The agency is also testing water meters, and other common household appliances, and will begin a pilot program next week.
The city’s water department said the tests will look at the “quality of the water,” “capacity of the pipes,” and “capacity for filtration and other water supplies.”
The tests will be done by a contractor, who will conduct the tests at the request of the city.
The water department is seeking more time to conduct the testing and to collect data.
The utility has already received a request for proposals for the project, according to the DEC.
It will cost $10 million to $12 million, depending on the size of the meter, and the water department will get the most money if the meter is more than 2 meters tall.
If it is 1.5 meters tall, the utility will get 20 percent of the total cost.
The state has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to approve the project as a first response, but FEMA has not yet responded.