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How To Shut Off The Water To Your Home

The city is urging people to locate the shutoff valve for their water mains in case pipes burst and begin spewing water. City of Austin crews have responded to at least 335 calls for lost water service since Tuesday. The Austin Water Utility says it expects even more calls as temperatures rise and ice melts inside broken pipes.

Check this video in which Austin Water Utility spokesperson Jason Hill demonstrates how to locate the shutoff valve for your home's water supply. He says you should find this valve now so that you don't have to scramble in the event of an emergency.

Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. He covers the big projects that are reshaping how we get around Austin, like the I-35 overhaul, the airport's rapid growth and the multibillion dollar transit expansion Project Connect. He also focuses on the daily changes that affect how we walk, bike and drive around the city. Got a tip? Email him at nbernier@kut.org. Follow him on Twitter @KUTnathan.
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