How do I shut off the water going into my home?

How do I shut off the water going into my home?

Although the valve is the property of the utility, and for the purposes of maintenance, there may be times when you need to shut off water to your home. There are two places the water can be shut off. There is usually a shut off valve inside the house on the water line, before it gets to the hot water heater (often in the garage). The water can also be shut off at the meter. Open the meter box, and on the road side of the meter there will be a valve. Using a 3/4 inch wrench and a screwdriver, face the road and spin the valve clockwise until the two holes line up.