Know How to Turn Off Utilities


Do you know where your electrical panel, water and gas valves are located? Do you know how to turn them off? Learn how in case of leaks or if you’re instructed to do so by local officials.

IMPORTANT: If you suspect a gas leak or smell gas, turn off the gas valve and leave immediately. Once the gas is shut off at the meter, DON’T try to turn it back on. Only a registered gas contractor can do that safely.

TIP: Keep a wrench hanging near your turn-offs so it's there when you need it.

Check out Prepared BC's Household Preparedness Guide for more information.

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