Due to the terrain and size of the CLWSC service area, “normal” pressure varies due to multiple factors including the elevation of the property and its physical relationship to the water source (tanks and reservoirs). Homes at higher elevations typically have lower pressure than homes at lower elevations. Water pressures are predominately based on elevated storage tank water levels, assisted by the use of booster pumps.
CLWSC recommends that all customers have a Pressure Reducer Valve (PRV) installed at their location to protect against high pressure and pressure surges as the water system evolves or changes in direction of flow.
Quick Reference Guide for Common Water Pressure Issues
|Clanging or Rattling Pipes||High Pressure||Install or Service Pressure Reducer Valve|
|Malfunctioning relief valve on water heater||High Pressure||Install or Service Pressure Reducer Valve|
|Reoccurring customer leaks||High Pressure||Install or Service Pressure Reducer Valve|
|Low pressure only internally||
|Low pressure only hot water||Water Heater||Flush and service water heater|
|Low pressure inside and outside||
|Low pressure when running multiple facets, appliances, sprinkler system, etc.||Not enough volume through the meter, may need a larger meter||Complete our Water Service Sizer Questionnaire and contact CLWSC, our staff can help determine the best sized meter|
|Low pressure in the mornings, evenings and in the summer||High Demand on main water lines during peak usage|
|Sudden drop in pressure to multiple customers||Water leak on main distribution line||Contact CLWSC|
|Low pressure area||House is located at the higher elevation, like the top of a hill||Install a booster system|