Low water pressure? Get it sorted

Low water pressure is an increasingly common problem in buildings across the UK, but finding solutions can be greatly simplified by installing mains boost pumps. Richard Ballard looks at the primary considerations before choosing the right product.
Although OFWAT stipulates that water companies must maintain a minimum pressure in the supply pipe of seven metres static head (0.7 bar pressure) at pavement level, most UK water authorities typically quote a standard of service that specifies water pressure should
not normally fall below ten metres static head (1 bar pressure).
A number of factors affect the actual pressure available at any given time. Pressure from your tap is largely dependent on the height of the tap above pavement level. Whether you share a service pipe with your neighbours, the time of day, and the condition, size and length of your service pipe will also influence the pressure available.
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[author image=”https://www.installeronline.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Richard-Ballard.jpg” ]Richard Ballard has worked for Stuart Turner for 26 years in various roles including Quality Manager, Customer Support Manager and Area Sales Manager. Richard is currently Quality and Training Manager, and advocates the use of training to communicate with customers as well as more importantly listening to their issues or suggestions for the future.[/author]