Meter Feat


-Hannah Mead, MCPP Intern, 2008

Coyote says it all: “Oh My God! 40% of Sick Days Taken on Monday or Friday!

On that topic, our very own Gov. Jennifer Granholm here in Michigan hails the achievements of our own gas-meter-inspection folks:

In 2007, the Michigan Department of Agriculture inspected 30,262 gas and diesel fuel meters at more than 3,100 locations across the state, which is the highest meter inspection since 1996, resulting in increased compliance efforts by the fuel industry.

Increased inspections have driven meter accuracy up five percent since 2004 to more than 99 percent.  Overall meter compliance has increased 12 percent – from 80 percent in 2004 to approximately 92 percent.

I can tell you I slept much easier after I read that! Yes, sir; our biggest city may be in shambles, our education system may be appalling and our economy may look like one of those poor earthworms that get stranded on the sidewalk and shrivel in the sun, but, by gum, our gas meter compliance rate is 92 percent!

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