Know Where Water Shut-off Valves Are in Case a Pipe Breaks

Water meter mark
Find your water meter shut-off valve by looking for a white stripe on the curb.

The water shut-off valve is usually in a basement, garage, or outdoors by the foundation, but your property may not have one.

You can also shut off the water by turning a valve in the meter box with a wrench. The water meter box is near the curb – look for a white stripe six- to eight-inches long. Crews use this stripe to quickly find the shutoff during emergencies.

If you need help finding your shut-off valve or if you need a white stripe painted near your meter box, call Bellevue Utilities at 425-452-7840.

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