How To Shut-Off Your Water Valve



Water shut-off valves are usually located near the water meter, where the main water line enters the house. There may also be shut-off valves near sinks, toilets, and appliances.

Type of Valve

  • Gate Valve: Turn the valve handle clockwise (right) to shut           off the water. It may require several turns.
  • Ball Valve: A lever that you turn 90 degrees to shut off the           water. The lever should be perpendicular to the pipe when off.

Steps to Shut Off

  • Locate the valve.
  • Turn the handle clockwise (for a gate valve) or turn the lever       90 degrees (for a ball valve).
  • Open faucets to drain remaining water in the pipes if                     necessary.