In most instances the main water valve is located within the footprint of the house, and on the same side as the water meter. However, it can also be located in a crawlspace or outside buried in a box.
You can test to see if your water valve is working by closing the valve and checking a faucet. If the water comes out of the faucet with pressure, then your valve does not work and should be replaced.
The valve at your water meter DOES NOT COUNT. Code requires an accessible valve near or in the house. The valve at the meter is for servicing the meter only.
Your main water valve is essential to keeping your home safe and from damage. You would not tolerate an electrical breaker that does not work. Making sure that you know where your main water valve is located, and checking to see if the valve is operating properly, is just as important for keeping your home safe.
Can’t find your valve? Not sure how it works? Does it leak when you turn it on?
Green Box Mechanical is here to help. Call us today and let us help you keep your home safe!