A co-worker of mine has recently had an electrical inspector (in MA) fail his service installation because the grounding electrode conductor connected to the house side of the water meter first. Currently the electrode conductor hits the house side, jumps to the street side of the meter and then connects to the supplemental ground rod. Keep in mind that the conductor is continuous and is not cut. In order to replace this installation the conductor will need to be cut and jumpers installed rather than a continuous run. Although I agree it may be a good practice to hit the street side first, the fact that the conductor is continuous and will now have to be cut cancels out his reasoning. From what I understand the inspector has said that this sequence of street, house, then rod is a code requirement. I have been un-able to find this requirement. Does anybody have any helpful information?