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How to Shutoff a Water Supply

Water Main Shutoff Vales

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When you need to shut the water supply off to the entire house or when a local plumbing fixture has no local shutoff valve, the place to go is your home's water meter.
  • At the water meter you'll find a water supply line coming into the house from the outside.
  • Between it and the water meter is a shutoff valve. On the other side of the water meter is another shutoff valve.
  • To shut off the water to the house, turn off the valve located BEFORE the water meter, on the supply side.

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