Freezing temperatures are in the forecast so it’s time to turn off your outdoor faucets.
- Turn the water off from inside your unit.
- Open the outside faucet to drain remaining water. Leave the faucet in the open position over the winter.
- Hoses should be removed and stored for the winter to prevent any remaining water in the hose from traveling back into the pipes and freezing.
In most units the shut-off valve for the backyard faucet is under the kitchen sink. You’ll find the shut-off valve for the front faucet in the basement next to, or above, the hot water heater. If you’re in a B-building the lower unit’s front and back shut off valve is in the laundry room.