Living in VA, MD, DC, and WVA this is something we must do annually. Many of you have probably started to notice the frozen grass as you leave for the morning. This is the time to shut off your water to your outdoor house bibs and drain the water lines. This simple act will protect your pipes from the inevitable harsh winter weather and save you thousands of dollars. It is as easy as 

1. Shut off your outside water 
2. Disconnect any garden hose
3. Open up the bib and let remaining water drain from spigot
4. Go inside and drain remaining water trapped in lines (this is located typically by the shutoff valve from Step1)
5. Sleep easy at night