Water shortages are a major problem every year in California. Because of the limited rainfall each year in San Diego County, the possibility of a water shortage, which could some day result in mandatory water conservation, has always been a real threat. In the past, businesses and residents have been asked to save water; now they are no longer asking, they are requiring water conservation and reducing water pressure.
According to the Association of California Water Agencies, unfortunately, “this year’s highly-anticipated El Niño was not a statewide drought-buster. While storms boosted storage in some Northern California reservoirs, they sputtered out in the Southern part of the state.
The uneven recovery and possibility of dry conditions next year means that the drought is not over yet.”
Here at San Diego’s best reviewed and leading plumber, Black Mountain Plumbing, we always advise residents to conserve water throughout the year, as there are a multitude of benefits which are associated with water conservation. By reducing water pressure, water is saved which results in having more water available throughout the entire year. There is also a great deal of money saved when water pressure is reduced.
Using a high-quality pressure regulator is one of the best ways for you reducing water pressure. Nowadays the majority of homes are equipped with these units. They control the amount of pressure allowed to various fixtures within your home such as showers and faucets and are considered a plumbing safety feature. With age, these regulators sometimes begin to wear out, or just do not work as efficiently as they did when they were new. Because of this, it is important that you have your regulator checked occasionally. It is our policy at Black Mountain Plumbing, to check the home water pressure of all of our customers; this pressure is also known as PSI. We have been trusted for over 20 years by San Diego residents with their plumbing, and you can trust us too.
If we locate a problem with your pressure regulator, we have the knowledge and expertise to quickly and efficiently replace it. There are a number of plumbing services that we offer which include the installation of top quality water pressure regulators.
In order to conserve as much water as possible and save money, our plumbers in San Diego suggest that in addition to the installation of a properly functioning high quality pressure reducing valve, homeowners should also take the time to consider other water saving fixtures. These might include high–efficiency toilets and low–flow shower heads. Our plumbers can teach you how the water pressure regulator works; they will show you where the regulators are located and instruct you how to maintain the water pressure at a level that is reasonable so that you are able to maximize your water conservation efforts.