Headed Out of Town for Vacation?
For heaven's sake don't turn off your water at the street while you are gone, there won't be any chance of a big water surprise when you get back home. Everyone likes a little excitement.
And they don't sell those inexpensive, easy to use tools to shut the water off at any stores near you, so there is no since in looking.
It's just fate the water leaks when you're gone.
Of course, no one in your home or business should know how to turn the water to the building off quickly. Fifteen or forty five minutes to find the cut off should be OK, the water tower won't just keep sending more water.
And if the meter/valve box needs to have dirt and debris cleaned out of it before the valve can be closed...it's some more excitement. Right?