County suggested ball valve on new water service line?

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Getting ready to have a tap installed on the county water main in North Carolina, will be running 1.5" PE from the meter to the house. The county inspector suggested adding a ball valve after the meter so we can shut-off ourselves in the future for maintenance purposes. This is not something I have seen before, I normally just close the curb stop valve as required.

Any input on this suggestion?
 

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I'm just a novice but prefer ball valves over compression or gate valves for any application.
I also think your inspector is providing good advice ......... around here the curb valves require special tools.
 

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Around here our meters are shallow and I shut water companys valve frequently some have customer valves but water companys often install them or they spec out what contractors need to install. look up ford meter box 3/4x 3/4 curbstop customer valve something like that there around 130 bucks maybe less. Personally I Dont care about my own shut off at the street Tell you the truth any good water company has 2 shut offs the ones that dont are trying to save a buck but this is public utility I think they have obligation to have a reliable shut off with access to the customer Just my opinion so the heck with them Ill use thiers just like I been doing
 
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