Why is my water pressure low?
Several things can contribute to low water pressure. In many cases the water pressure is not the problem but water volume is. This situation is typically the result of old galvanized pipes that are corroded, a valve partially closed, or a pressure regulating device on the house service line that is restricting both pressure and flow.

The City’s distribution system generally operates within a pressure range that does not vary more than 5-10 pounds per square inch (psi). Customers who reside in higher elevations throughout the service area will naturally experience less water pressure than those residing in valleys or lower elevations. This is due to the water column height in the water towers is what produces the pressure on the water mains to push the water to the customer.

Occasionally a water main break or maintenance activities in the area will cause a loss in water pressure.

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