Know the location of your water shut-off valve and test it regularly.
If a pipe breaks, you won't want to have to find it then or worse, wait for someone to arrive at your place to find it for you. In most single-family homes, the shut-off valve is in the basement or the crawl space, on a wall facing the meter box.
Make sure everyone in your home knows how to shut off water supplies.
Quickly shutting off water may prevent expensive water damage if a pipe breaks.
Keep your meter pit and curb stop valve accessible.
If you cannot operate your shut-off valve inside the building, you may need to have your plumber or Ogden City Water turn off the water at the valve near the street.
System Shut Off
Turn off and drain automatic and manual sprinkler systems before first freeze.
The alternate freezing and thawing of water in the system can create cracks and weak spots, triggering silent underground leaks or mini-geysers in your watering system.
Turn off outdoor faucets and be sure to disconnect hoses from them.
Make sure the faucet and the outside portion of the pipes are fully drained. A valve inside many houses will shut off the water's flow; then open and close the tap outside to release any water in the pipe. Disconnect the hose to ensure that freeze-proof faucets will drain and to avoid damage to the hose from freezing water.
Winterize unheated or vacant buildings.
Significant property damage and water loss can occur before burst pipes are discovered in vacant buildings. If your vacant building has a fire protection system, make sure there is no danger that the water servicing this system might freeze.
Insulate water pipes that may be vulnerable to the cold or have caused problems before.
Pipes close to exterior walls or in unheated basements can be wrapped with pieces of insulation. Don't overlook pipes near windows, which can quickly freeze.