It was the same when I lived and worked in the city. Their street
shutoff was where their job ended, EXCEPT the meter itself. If the
pipe between the street shutoff started to leak, the homeowner had to
pay a plumber to replace it (or start digging themselves). It all
depends on where a person lives.
On Sun, 05 Feb 2006 12:31:15 -0800, bryanska wrote:
I called the water company Friday night to have them shut off the main at
the street. Seems the 2 shut off valves (on each side of the meter) didn't
really shut the water off. I found that out after I cut the feeds for a
basement shower. I had to call the wife and ask her who the water company
was then call them, all while I collected the water with 2 dog bowls and a
The feed is usually in front of your home between the sidewalk and curb or
in the street. The water company should be the one who turns it off, it's
their property. The turn off was about 2 feet underground. I just noticed
that the wood is cover the hole he dug, I think he's coming back to put an
extender on the valve to raise it to ground level.
So now I have 2 new valves at the meter and 2 ball valves to shut the
water off for the downstairs bathroom.
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