Water Pressure

Home Water Pressure

The water pressure in your home may range from about 30 to 100 pounds per square inch (PSI).Operating water pressure within the City's distribution system can range from about 40 psi to 100 PSI. Pressure within the system varies depending on the elevation of your property in relation to the elevation of the reservoir that provides water service for your area. 

Peak Water Use & Routine System Operations

Peak water use and routine water system operations also can cause water pressure in the distribution system to fluctuate. Other variables that may affect water pressure include water softeners, plumbing restrictions, point of use treatment devices (cartridge filters, etc.) and seasonal water demands.

Adjusting Water Pressure

The City cannot adjust the water pressure for specific properties; however, if you have concerns with high pressure or low pressure, there are some steps you can take that may help resolve the issue.

Water Pressure Gauges

Most home improvement stores sell inexpensive water pressure gauges that can be simply attached to your outside faucet or hose bib. This will be useful when trying to determine the on-site water pressure at your property.