By an edhat reader
A few days ago, I was trying to repair my drip system in the back yard. A hose component had been completely blown off. As it turns out, the incoming water pressure to my condo was 140 psi !! This is the “before the water meter” reading. After the water meter de-pressurized the water flow, it was 100 psi !!
Luckily my plumber is a very patient man who lives very nearby and was kind enough to walk over and adjust my meter down to about 60-70 psi. In asking a lot of questions about this, I was told that GWD sets the incoming pressure and, for whatever reason, ignores requests to bring it down to a reasonable level.
This, I do not understand. Such extremely high incoming water pressure wastes a resource that is already scarce, not to mention the damage it causes to pipes, appliances, etc., as well as water leaks beneath the slab. Does anyone know the answer to this irresponsible folly ?