Prevent burst pipes: Know how to shut off your water

Do you know where your water shutoff valve is?

The current stretch of cold weather has already caused a few burst pipes around the island. Knowing how to quickly shut off the water can help reduce the damage to your home.

Take a few minutes today to find those shutoff valves – in your home and (if you’re part of a water district) near the water meter or utility box near the street.

It’s also important to know where your indoor plumbing shutoff valves are, so you can shut off water near your toilets, sinks, dishwasher or washing machine.