What's causing the problem?
Follow our checklist to find the problem and get it sorted.
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What else affects water pressure?
Your water pressure will reduce if you've multiple taps or appliances, like dishwashers and washing machines, running at the same time.
Size of pipes
If you live in an older house, you might have smaller pipes. Smaller pipes supply less water which reduces pressure and flow.
Time of day
We use water differently throughout the day. Your pressure might be lower in the mornings and evenings when people are having baths and showers.
Shared supply pipes
If your home is older, you might share a supply pipe with your neighbours (known as a common supply pipe). If this is the case, you might have low pressure when your neighbours use the supply.
You can learn more about this on our pipe responsibilty page.
Our pumping stations create pressure to push water through the pipes. The further away from a pumping station you are, the lower your water pressure will be.