Culinary water is what you will drink, cook, and shower with, although hopefully not simultaneously—no matter how easy it is to make radish roses in the shower.
Culinary water is found both in and out of your home. If the faucet is outside your home but it’s coming through a wall or sticking out of your foundation, it is most likely culinary. Culinary water is metered, and you’ll pay by the gallon for your monthly water usage.
Ask the previous owners, your new neighbors, or your realtor about the water provider for your new property—or do a quick online search.
Once you determine who to call, you’ll want to ask the provider whether you have both culinary and secondary water or if it’s only culinary, and what the process is to have the water turned back on in your name. You won’t need to be present when the water is turned on; this will likely be handled by your initial phone call.