as electric and gas are often found on the outside of buildings.
In most cases, the location of the meter is mandated by the position
of the source lines coming into the structure. Another factor controlling
the location of the meter is the ability for the gas or electric
company and emergency personnel to access the meter or the shut
to know where the existing lines are going to enter the building
and research the where the meter is to be located. This meter was
positioned by a sidewalk for easy access and reading.