Meter location & conduit guidelines

Information and resources for conduit standards and pick up.

Conduit installation

Requirements for conduit installation

Conduit installation is required for new construction services. We provide conduit for service installation at no charge. You can pick up your conduit between 7am – 9am, Monday – Friday (excluding holidays).
Conduit standards

Tips for conduit standards

  • Contact NW Natural for conduit installations greater than 200 feet.
  • For safety reasons service depth and separation requirements are strictly enforced.
  • Install conduit at least 12” from other utilities in the trench.
  • Service depths for conduit installation are: 

    > Outside property line: 30” minimum; 36” maximum 

    Inside property line: 18” minimum; 24” maximum, or for cross lots, 24” minimum
  • Tape or cap the ends of the installed conduit to prevent blockage.
  • Mark the location of the installed PVC conduit with a section of conduit rising at least 2 feet above grade.
  • Install conduit in straight runs, unless the installation is a cross lot or is otherwise approved by NW Natural.
  • Backfill material should be free from rocks where the service line will be connected to the main or curb service.
  • Meter placement should be marked separately and should meet all current meter requirements. Conduit should be properly installed before you place your service installation order.
Conduit pick up locations

Pick up conduit at these locations

Central Coast 

Call in advance to arrange pickup 
1405 Highway 101, Lincoln City, OR 
541-994-2111, ext. 8560 


Central Willamette Valley
7150 Supra Dr. SW, Albany, OR 
541-926-4253, ext. 8242


Clark County 
Conduit not available for pick up at this time.
Please visit one of our other service centers.

11218 NE 66th St., Vancouver, WA 
360-571-5465, ext. 2070 


Columbia Gorge 
Call in advance to arrange pickup or delivery
1125 Bargeway Rd, The Dalles, OR 
971-808-7639 or ext. 8631


Mt. Scott
9222 SE Knapp, Portland, OR 
503-226-4211, ext. 6770


North Coast

176 W Marine Dr., Astoria, OR 

North Willamette Valley
3123 Broadway NW, Salem, OR 
503-585-6611, ext. 8060


12120 NE Inverness Dr., Portland, OR 
503-226-4211, ext. 8770 


7am-2:30pm every weekday. Go to Stores Desk inside building to receive conduit.
20285 SW Cipole Rd., Sherwood, OR 97140 
503-226-4211, ext. 2976


South Coast 

Call ahead to arrange delivery
1625 N 7th St., Coos Bay, OR 
541-267-5655, ext. 6530 


South Willamette Valley
RiverBend Materials
3000 N. Delta Hwy, Eugene, OR 97408
541-342-3661, ext. 8334 


21605 NW Amberwood Dr., Hillsboro, OR 
503-226-4211, ext. 6970

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Meter location requirements
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