How do I locate the master water valve in my house?

The most common locations for the master water supply valve in a home or apartment are:

  • Near the Clothes Washer Hook-Up
  • Near the Water Heater
  • Where the Water Supply Pipe Enters the Home

Once you've located the master valve, mark it with something distinctive bright paint, a flag or ribbon. This will save valuable time should you ever experience interior flooding or other crises requiring quick water shut-off.

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1. Where do I report water leaks or water emergencies?
2. Where are you located and what are your office hours?
3. What do I do if I'm under a precautionary boil water notice?
4. What can I do if I have a leak and don't know where it's coming from?
5. How do I know who services water to my home?
6. How can I tell if I have a leak?
7. What payment methods are available for me to pay my utility bill?
8. Where do I go, what do I need to do, and what do I need to bring to set up a new water and sewer account?
9. How do I have my service restored after disconnection for non-payment?
10. How do I locate the master water valve in my house?