Low Water Pressure

WHAT CAUSES LOW WATER PRESSURE?

During the summer months, the Lyon Township water supply sees an increase in water usage, which can cause temporary low water pressure throughout the Township.  This increase in demand can be due to irrigation systems, watering of flowers and gardens, power washing, and children playing in sprinklers and pools.  A water main break and water used to fight a fire can also cause temporary low pressure.  

In some situations, a home can experience low pressure on an ongoing basis.  This could be caused by the elevation of the home (meaning the home is on a hill and/or sits higher than the water main).  It also can be caused by the plumbing lines inside of your home.  In older homes, the lines could have built up sediment, leaving little room for the water to flow through them.  Sometimes low pressure within the home can be caused by a plugged faucet aerator that simply needs to be cleaned.