Did you know that approximately one third of the water each person uses on a daily basis is wasted? Everyone should check their backyards or property periodically for broken water pipes or leakages. These leakages can cause gallons of water to flow through the meter and can cost hundreds of dollars.
Below is an animated guide on how to shut off the main water supply line.
TO TURN OFF THE WATER SUPPLY...
…To the main supply line to the house
Close the Customer Main Line Valve (clockwise) where the line enters the building.
…At the meter Open the Water Meter Box that is usually located near the curb in front of your house. Turn the Customer Shut-off Valve (clockwise) one-quarter turn. Turning it counterclockwise could destroy the valve.
…To sinks and toilets
Turn off the Customer Shut-off Valve (clockwise) located underneath the fixtures.