How do I shut off my water?
Your master shut-off valve is typically located on the outside of your home. It may be in the front, on the side or in the backyard. Look for a hose-bib (outside faucet) next to your home with a pipe coming up from the ground. Located on that pipe between the ground and the hose bib is a valve. This is the master shut-off valve. Typically, the house valve will have a wheel (gate valve) or a straight handle (ball valve) for turning.

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1. How do I shut off my water?
2. How do I know if I have a leak?
3. I have a leak on my property. Can someone from the city fix it?
4. What is hard water?
5. How is hydrogen sulfide gas produced in a water heater?
6. Does the City of Portland add fluoride to its drinking water?
7. What is our water source?
8. How can I check for a leaky toilet?
9. What should I do if my sewer is blocked?
10. Where does city maintenance end?