Many homeowners don’t actually know what, or exactly where a Water Stop Box is on their property. They are also unaware that maintaining it is their responsibility, and a lack of proper maintenance could be a legal liability!
The stop box, sometimes referred to as a curb stop, is located outside between the water main and your home or business. A small, round, metal box usually set into or very near the sidewalk, its job is to provide emergency water shut off to your property.
The law requires the top of your box to be flush with the ground, and any deviation could create a hazard, and make access difficult or impossible.
Service is needed when the Stop Box:
- Valve is not operational.
- Is too low or high.
- Housing becomes bent and the key wont go into the valve.
- Is located under something like concrete and is not readily accessible
- Rod is loose and doesn’t connect to the valve.
If you suspect that your stop box is not up to code, or simply want us to take a look, our master plumbers are experts in city code, how to maintain stop box health, and how to treat our customers with respect.
If you suspect your stop box is in need of maintenance or repair, call Eyman today! We offer same day service and free estimates on all repairs and maintenance. Schedule Service or call (402) 731-2727 and the Big Red Truck will be on its way!