Stop-taps are used to turn the water supply on and off to your property. This is important for instance if you are having any plumbing or building work done or to turn the water off in an emergency due to a leak.
Normally a property will have an outside stop-tap and an inside stop tap.
Outside Stop Tap
An outside stop-tap controls the main water supply to your property, and can ONLY be operated by Provo Water Company.
The outside stop-taps are normally found on the boundary of your property.
Inside Stop Tap
The inside stop-tap is used to turn the water supply on and off to your property.
In most properties the stop-tap is located inside, close to where the water pipe enters the building. This is usually:-
- In the garage
- Under a sink
- A downstairs bathroom
The owner or landlord of the property is responsible for repairs and maintenance of all inside stop-taps.
Communal Stop Taps
If your water supply is shared with other properties, for instance an apartment or condominium block your outside stop-tap will be outside your property. You should not operate this stop-tap as you could be turning off your neighbors water supply.