Shutting Off the Water - Plumbing Information Chicago Homeowners Can Use

Shutting off the water is an important action to take in an emergency. Most homes have a main water shutoff valve located adjacent to the water meter. This valve can be used to prevent water from flowing into the house. All family members should know where the valve is located and how to use it in an emergency. The valve should be periodically checked to ensure proper function. Additionally, most fixtures, such as toilets and sinks, have individual shutoff valves located in their supply lines.