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Andrew Earhart
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Username: Earhart

Post Number: 1
Registered: 09-2003
Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2003 - 12:32 pm:   

What should the typical water pressure be at a residential outlet? Does the City ever test the pressure on a residential water line or outlet?

The reason I ask is I've had 3 medium duty hoses blow out this summer and the pop-off valve on the hot water heater fail.

If water pressure is found to be high will the City install a pressure reducer? Is there any charge?

Gary Hartwell, Director of Public Works
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Username: Gary

Post Number: 58
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 - 10:00 am:   


We check the water pressure throughout the system daily as routine maintenance including individual homes when necessary. The State of Texas only requires that public water systems maintain a minimum operating pressure of 35 pounds per square inch (psi).

Depending on the location, our pressure varies from 55 to 110 psi. Any homeowner can have a plumber install a pressure reducing valve at their own expense to set their pressure where it is the most comfortable. If you have any questions, please contact me at 972-335-5520. Thanks.

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