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Main water line shut off valve
You have a burst pipe. Turning the handle clockwise closes the valve. If there is dirt or sand, remove gently with your hand or with a garden trowel. Shutting off the water at the cut off valve located within the house is the best option for leaks that cannot be shut off by local valves. For typical city dwellings, there are actually two main shut-off valves: one that the city controls outside of your house and one that you can control inside the house. Straight Fixture Shutoff Valves A close relative of the angled fixture shutoff is a straight shutoff, which operates the same way but is intended for use where the water flow can run straight to the fixture.