How can I locate the valve to shut off the water supply to my home?
Knowing how to shut off the water supply can prevent severe flooding and damage that usually occurs when pipes burst. Having every member of your household understand this information is important.
To determine where your shutoff valve is, locate the outside water line that leads to your home. The water line usually flows directly from the water meter to a location inside the residence.
The most likely places for the valve to be located are on the internal pipes near your outside walls or where the water enters the structure.