What can I do to improve water pressure?
If a recent loss of water pressure has occurred at all the faucets in the building, make sure the meter valves next to the water meter are open. If the meter valves are open and the recent loss of water pressure persists, call the 24- hour emergency number at 651-266-6868.

If low water pressure has a been a long-term problem and there are no apparent water leaks, some or all of these items may cause poor water pressure:

  1. Meter valves and other valves not fully open.

  2. Clogged screens on faucets.

  3. Old and corroded galvanized iron water piping inside the home.

  4. Corroded connections between galvanized iron and copper pipe.

  5. Undersized water service.

You may need to contact a plumber for professional advice if the problem stems from with in the home. Maintenance on all water piping on private property is the responsibility of the property owner. SPRWS advises home owners to seek advice and obtain bids from at least three licensed plumbers that are familiar with low-water pressure problems.

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1. Where is my water meter, and how do I read it?
2. When do you open the Highland Park Water Tower to visitors?
3. How do I determine if I have a toilet leak?
4. When my water first comes out of the tap, it looks cloudy, but then clears up. Should I be concerned?
5. What is typical water usage?
6. Can I make an appointment to get my water turned back on?
7. How do I find a leak?
8. The leak isn't from my toilet. How do I find out where it's coming from?
9. Are there are more pollutants in drinking water today than there were 25 years ago?
10. What are the appointment hours for meter repairs?
11. Do you have to come inside the house to turn the water on?
12. Why is my water off?
13. What if I only have cold water?
14. Where are you located?
15. What communities are served by SPRWS?
16. Whom do I call if I live in a city to which SPRWS does not supply water?
17. If I have a water emergency, whom do I call?
18. What do I do if water is leaking near the water meter or if water is coming out of the ground in my yard or in the street?
19. Does SPRWS make a profit?
20. How many steps are in the Highland Water Tower?
21. Is the Highland Water Tower still being used?
22. What can I do to improve water pressure?
23. Who is responsible for maintenance of meter valves and the water service?
24. Where does your water come from?
25. What are you doing to address taste and odor issues?
26. What chemicals are added to the water supply?
27. What uses the most water in my house?
28. How hard is our water?
29. Do I need a plumbing permit?