You and Your Water:
"I love to shower in the morning but so do all my neighbours and my once powerful shower ends up as just a trickle..."
“Today’s combination boilers will deliver all the hot water you want but if the water pressure and flow rate coming into the house isn’t sufficient, the boiler won`t work at its optimum performance and water flow will be reduced…this is particularly true in many housing estates where peak demand for water often outstrips supply!”
"So what is the answer?"
"Our water companies need to increase both water pressure and flow to homes and businesses across the country but unfortunately this is not possible. There are simply not the required resources to meet the ever increasing demand.
The water infrastructure across the UK has not been updated for years. The last new reservoir was built in 1976 and the pipe work is simply not large enough to carry the water required to meet the demand created by the massive number of new homes built since 1970.
And, not so long ago, it was one bath a week now its 60 million people showering every day, and with more and more homes having combination boilers and unvented cylinders installed the problem can only get worse, one solution to improve the situation is to install a water boosting system to increase water pressure and flow rates"