GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-7404
MAILING ADDRESS: 1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204
Which of the following statements about water pressure is false?
Answer: C is false.
While a main break can cause low water pressure, there are other reasons why water pressure might change.
For any customer, water pressure is fairly consistent but can vary slightly due to changes in water tank levels or seasonal or daily changes in water use. For example, in residential neighborhoods, daily peak use is before and after normal business hours and seasonal peaks occur during the summer irrigation season. During these peak use periods, customers may experience lower water pressure than at night or in the winter. Pressure will also fluctuate inside a home based on how many faucets or appliances are running at one time.
To learn more about troubleshooting water pressure and flow issues, visit our Troubleshooting Water Pressure & Flow Issues resources page.
For pressure concerns or questions, contact the Water Line at 503-823-7525 or WBWaterLine@portlandoregon.gov.