The pipe that brings water from the main in the street to your home has a valve called a curb stop. If the valve at your water meter in your home is inoperable, the curb stop valve can be closed to turn off the water coming into your home. Over the years, many curb stops have become buried in lawns or landscaping, or even under driveways. Monona utility crews are locating and exposing buried curb stops in conjunction with the water meter replacement project. Once your curb stop is exposed, please keep it exposed and do not bury or hide it with landscaping.