STOP & WASTE VALVES
All homeowners are required to have a properly installed stop & waste valve, and use it to turn water off and drain pipes when leaving for an overnight period. By neglecting to turn water off, homeowners are taking a chance that a leak may occur and waste a sizable amount of precious water before it is discovered. The homeowner is responsible for all water use. A fine of $250.00 in addition to the $60.00 turn off fee will apply if a leak is found be company personnel, where the homeowner has not turned water off at the stop ‘n waste valve.
Take precautions to prevent frozen pipes and broken water lines before it's too late! GVMWC suggests the following measures to prevent frozen pipes:
DISCONNECT AND DRAIN ALL OUTDOOR HOSES: Detaching hoses from outdoor faucets allows water to drain from the pipe.
INSULATE PIPES OR FAUCETS IN UNHEATED AREAS: If you have pipelines in an unheated garage or cold crawl space under the house, wrap the water pipes before temperatures plummet.
STOP & WASTE VALVES: It is mandatory that each water connection have a stop & waste valve installed. You will prevent frozen pipes and water waste by utilizing your shut off valve when property is vacant. Anyone who utilizes your cabin needs to know where it is, what it does and how to properly use it. It’s usually where the water line comes into your house from the street.
Do NOT access the GVMWC meter, only GVMWC personnel may access the meter box.
GVMWC offers courtesy turn offs for shareholders who do not use their water year round. Your water will be turned off in the fall and back on in the Spring at no charge. Please contact us for more information.
Use the water calculator to see how much water you are using and tips on how to conserve!