Typical Water Service Diagram

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Below is a picture showing the components of a typical home water service connection. Your actual installation may be different, as some Hideout properties have the water meter located outside of the home in a “meter pit”, and not all homes need a pressure regulator. 

Homeowners, tenants, and guests should be aware of the location of the main water shut-off valve in case of emergency. Valves should be operated slowly and carefully, and a plumber should be contacted if you have any questions or concerns. 

To close a ball valve (typically with a straight handle as shown below), turn the handle slowly one-quarter turn clockwise so that the handle is at a right angle to the pipe. To close a gate valve (typically with a round handwheel), turn the handwheel clockwise slowly until it stops turning.

 

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Water Service Diagram Legend:

1. Water Service Line


2. Main Water Shut-Off Valve (Open)


3. Water Meter Body


4. Water Meter Register


5. Remote Meter Reading Cable

6. Check Valve to Prevent Backflow 


7. Pressure Regulator


8. Cold Water Supply to Home


9. Grounding Wire


10. Drain Valve


11. Shut-Off Valve (Open) for Outside Faucet (Hose Bib)