Water Pressure

  1. Low Pressure
  2. High Pressure
  3. Pressure Regulators

Low Pressure Troubleshooting

Common causes of low water pressure are incorrectly adjusted valves, a water leak, or use of water during peak demand times. If you experience low water pressure, use these troubleshooting tips to help restore your normal water pressure.

  • Check Your House Valve: Your house valve is usually located at the hose bib. Adjust the house valve counter clockwise to ensure the valve is fully open. When the valve is in the "on" position it will be parallel with the hose bib. If the house valve is in the "off" position (pointing away from the hose bib) water flow to your home will be restricted. If your house valve is a wheel valve, turn counter clockwise to open and clockwise to close.
  • Check Your Customer Valve: Your customer valve is located in your meter box on the side closest to your home. This valve looks like a handle and should turn easily by hand. Make sure the customer valve is fully open by turning the handle counter clockwise. The handle is parallel with the meter when it is in the "on" position.
  • Check Your Pressure Regulator: Sometimes pressure regulators need to be adjusted or serviced to restore normal water pressure to your home. Pressure regulators should be adjusted carefully. Incorrectly adjusting the regulator can result in water pressure that is too high or too low. Water pressure that is too high can cause some household appliances to malfunction. It is recommended that a qualified plumber make adjustments or repairs to your regulator.
  • Do You have a Water Softener: Customers may notice a decrease in the water pressure after having their water softener serviced. Please check to make sure the service person fully reopened the valve when the service or repairs were completed.
  • Check for Mineral Deposits: If you are experiencing low pressure from one of the faucets in your home it may be due to mineral deposits. Mineral deposits from hard water can clog the aerators on faucets and shower heads. You can restore the water pressure by cleaning the aerators.

If your water pressure is still low after troubleshooting these areas, call the District at 909-624-0035.