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Locating the stop valve

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locating your stop valve

Your stop valve controls the water supply entering your home.  You often find this under a sink.  This could be in your kitchen or utility room, in a garage or close to the hot water system - wherever the mains supply enters your house. 

Your stop valve normally closes by turning clockwise and we recommend that you check this every few months to ensure that it can be opened and closed easily.

Your stopcock is different from your stop valve.  This is normally located outside at the property boundary.   The stopcock is where we would access your water supply to carry out any essential work or checks.

Now that you know where to find your stop valve, why not contact us to get one of our free quick reminder stickers for you to write on the name and telephone number of a licensed plumber in case of any emergency.

For more information visit: www.scottishwater.co.uk

A step by step guide on how to find your stop valve.