Locate Your Master Shut-Off Valve
When an emergency such as a major leak or broken water pipe occurs, the first thing you will need to do is shut the water off. If you act quickly, you may prevent costly water damage to your home and valuables.
Your master shut-off valve is usually located next to or near the water meter. Your water meter is located where your water service enters your dwelling. It may be in the basement or utility area. Once you find the master shut-off valve, test it to see that it works properly by closing it and checking to see if the water is off. Label the valve with bright colored tape or a sign. Make sure everyone in the home knows where the valve is located.