Where is the shut off valve?

There are 2 main shut off valves in a line service to the home. One valve is located in the home next to the water meter. Additional valves may be near plumbing appliances such as sinks and toilets. The other main valve called a curb stop, is generally located in the parkway housed by a cylinder cap referred to as a buffalo box or B-Box. The home owner maintains all valves with the exception of the curb stop.

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1. What if the main shut off valve is not functioning in an emergency?
2. Where is the shut off valve?
3. What is water service?
4. What part of water service is the homeowner’s responsibility?
5. Is maintenance of the shut off valve required?
6. What if the pipes freeze?
7. Why are there utility flags in my parkway?
8. Why is the water bill high?
9. Who do I contact for water billing questions?
10. Who do I contact about the water quality?