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What is this valve on my lawn?

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What is this valve on my lawn?

Does anybody knows that this is? Found in the front lawn by a bed of flowers. Is it irrigation related?
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More than likely your main water shut to the house for utility use.
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That's to turn on/off the water from the curb to your house, make sure it is always accessible
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Curb stop. Main water shutoff for your dwelling.
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Thanks everyone, that’s very useful to know because I couldn’t actually find a water shutoff valve inside the house. Very weird.
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Asriel wrote: Thanks everyone, that’s very useful to know because I couldn’t actually find a water shutoff valve inside the house. Very weird.
There will also be one in the house. And find out where it is because if ever you have a pipe burst or plumbing issue you will need to get it turned off quickly.
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Asriel wrote: Thanks everyone, that’s very useful to know because I couldn’t actually find a water shutoff valve inside the house. Very weird.
There has to be one in your house, and it's not like you can just go to the curb stop and operate it yourself, you need to get the city to do it in most cases

Check near your water meter, should be there
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Asriel wrote: Thanks everyone, that’s very useful to know because I couldn’t actually find a water shutoff valve inside the house. Very weird.
Should be one inside the house. Shut off, in case you need some maintenance to to water pipes. Trace back, good to know where it is.
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remember its position well before you run into it with your lawn mower... ask me how i know...
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Oh my, oh my! Do you have a daughter named Alice? That's the valve that opens the rabbit hole to the subterranean fantasy world!

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There's always one inside the house and one outside of the house.
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Asriel wrote: Thanks everyone, that’s very useful to know because I couldn’t actually find a water shutoff valve inside the house. Very weird.
Should be in the basement near the furnace / water heater
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Gee wrote: Should be in the basement near the furnace / water heater
Should be right beside your Water Meter in the basement like so:

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Asriel wrote: Thanks everyone, that’s very useful to know because I couldn’t actually find a water shutoff valve inside the house. Very weird.
You can't use that value outside. Only the city of Toronto is authorized to turn off your water supply from that valve, you also need a special key so it will not be helpful for you.

Your building control valve will be inside. If you are in Toronto. As per your location you will have one for sure near the point of entry before your water meter.
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It is also a good point of reference as to where your property ends and the city begins.
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