Friday 25 July 2008 5.15pm
Last saturday the water pressure increased dramatically after Newcomen Street
was switched over to the newly laid pipes. I assume it's because the new pipes are of a smaller diameter thus increasing the pressure.
If I turn on the cold tap fully now it comes out like Niagra Falls. Bounces off the sink and hits the ceiling.
A neighbour called me in because she couldn't turn off one of her taps as the higher pressure had distorted the tap washer. I just turned her water off and told her to call a plumber. Got to be so careful nowadays. If I had gone and got a washer and done the job and later she had a flood I might have been sued.
If your water pressure has increased it's a good idea to check under the sink and behind the bath panel for any leaks.