Volume III
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Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Interpretation.

3. Standard measure.

4. Models to be kept by Municipal Councils for inspection.

5. Meters to be stamped.

6. Meters to be tested before being stamped.

7. Rules for testing.

8. Municipal Councils to appoint inspectors of meters.

9. Municipal Councils may enter houses for inspecting meters.

10. Consumers may use any stamped meters.

11. Gas meter may be tested at request of consumer or supplier.

12. Fees for testing and stamping meters.

13. Cost of models and other expenses to be paid out of the lighting rates.

14. Offences under this Ordinance.

15. Settlement of disputes affecting meters.

16. Fees and expenses under this Ordinance how recoverable.

17. Limitation of prosecution.

3 of 1871,

39 of 1935,

29 of 1947.

AN ORDINANCE to make provision for regulating measures used in sales of Gas.

[Date of Commencement: 11th January, 1871]

1. Short title.

This Ordinance may be cited as the Gas Meter Ordinance.

2. Interpretation.

In construing this Ordinance the following terms shall have the meanings hereby assigned to them, unless there be something in the subject or context repugnant to or inconsistent with such construction—

"Company” shall include a person;

"Meter” shall mean gas meter, and shall include every kind of machine used for measuring gas.

3. Standard measure.

From and after the date on which this Ordinance shall come into operation the only legal standard or unit of measure for the sale of gas by meter shall be the cubic foot containing 62.2786 pounds, avoirdupois weight, of distilled or rain water, weighed in air at the temperature of sixty-two degrees of Fahrenheit's thermometer, the barometer being at thirty inches.

4. Models to be kept by Municipal Councils for inspection.

And for the purpose of enabling every person to ascertain with certainty whether any meter in use, or intended for use, conforms to the standard hereby established, the Mayor of the Municipal Council of any Municipal town which is supplied with gas shall preserve with care at his office models of gas-holders measuring the said cubic foot and such multiples and decimal parts thereof as the Minister may, from time to time, declare to be expedient, together with proper balances, indices, and apparatus for testing the measurement and registration of meters; and every person shall be at liberty, on giving reasonable notice, to inspect the said models, or any of them, and to compare any other meter therewith.

5. Meters to be stamped.

In all contracts, bargains, sales, and dealings which shall be made or had in respect of the supply of gas, no meter shall be used within any town which shall not have been stamped by the Municipal Council thereof, in token of the same having been tested and verified by them in accordance with the standard hereby established:

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