What is a gate valve and how does it work?

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What is a gate valve and how does it work?

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The gate valve is a separate valve that is located approximately 2′ – 3′ in front of your meter box. It is normally enclosed in a plastic turf box with a green lid and looks similar to an outside spigot. (some may vary depending on contractor installation). This valve can be extremely useful if water needs to be cut off for repair work or if property is vacant for a prolonged period (such as vacation property). LRWSC encourages residents to turn off the water at this valve if property is unoccupied to help prevent large bills or damage to the home due to undetected line breaks or leaks. If you can not find your gate valve, please contact our Customer Service Department and they will put in a request to have it located and flagged for you.

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