We occasionally encounter sites that have poor water supply or pressure. Water is supplied into premises at varying degrees of pressure throughout the UK but normally to 2 bar or above. This can however vary considerably. The amount of pressure at your tap can depend on how much water other customers in your area are using. Pressures are generally at their highest when demand is low, and at their lowest during times when demand is high, for instance in the morning or evening, especially during dry spells. Water pressure also varies according to the location of your property. It will depend on the distance your home is from our service reservoir or water tower, or how high the reservoir or water tower is above your home. Homes at the top of a hill will normally receive lower pressure than those at the bottom. (Southern Water, 2017)
The water pressure into a premises can be further affected by the various demands in the premises. So for example if you have a kitchen which has numerous calls upon the water supply at the time then this can cause problems for commercial dishwashers. Some commercial dishwashers will ‘time-out’ and show an error message because the washer has failed to fill up in the allotted time. If you wish to have a hot water feed then water pressure can be problem too.
There are solutions to this. One is to install a header tank with a boost pump attached to provide the relevant water supply to the dishwasher. Alternatively you can very simply attach boost pump direct to the water supply, however there is regulation surrounding this.
The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations and Scottish Water Byelaws require, for most types of work the designer, installer, owner or occupier to obtain the local water supplier’s consent before starting any work. This means sending to your local water supplier a Notice and other information relating to the proposed work. Water suppliers are required by the Regulations and Byelaws not to withhold consent unreasonably, and allow consent to be granted subject to conditions, which must be followed.
If consent is not given within the ten working days, then the Regulations and Byelaws deem the water suppliers’ consent to have been granted. This does not alter the obligation upon the owner or occupier to see that the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations and Scottish Water Byelaws are fully met. It is a legal requirement to give a water supplier advanced notification of a pump or booster drawing more than 12 litres per minute or a reverse osmosis unit.(WRAS,2017)
If you suspect that you have water pressure issues or we find this out at survey then we can help you with the appropriate advice and equipment
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