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About Water Shutoff Valves

There are 2 shutoffs at a meter. Use the supply side to prevent damage to the meter from building water pressure.


Water heaters will have a shutoff valve. Sinks and toilets may have one too.

For some fixtures the shutoff valve may behind an access panel or under the floor.

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