Cut Off Valve
Never use the cut off valve on your water meter to turn your water service off. The water cut off valve located in the meter box is for the use of the district only. State law prohibits tampering with this or any other utility property. You are required to have a main cutoff located outside of our meter box. Any violation to this could lead to a discontinuation of service, fines, or arrest.
Leaks don’t go away on their own they only get worse over time. They cause property damage and expensive repairs. Take care of leaks as soon as they are identified, it saves water, money, and limits the complications of water damage. If you’re going to be gone for an extended period of time, you might consider shutting off your main water line (irrigation and sprinkling systems should be left on). This should reduce the likelihood that a leak will cause damage while you’re away.