How to adjust your water pressure
to save water
Tests show that reducing water pressure saves water and results in fewer leaks.
Greg shows how to adjust your home's pressure regulator to achieve these benefits.
You'll need an inexpensvie water pressure gauge, preferalby installed where you can see it from where your pressure regulator is.
You'll also need to have the water running a little bit somewhere downstream of the pressure regualtor, especially when turning the pressure down. Otherwise, even when the pressure regulator is turned down, the pressure is still trapped in the closed off plumbing of the house and you will not be able to see what you are setting the regulator to.
|Time to complete||about 10 min|
|Materials||water pressure gauge, channel locks or other pliers|
|Costs||about $10 (for the pressure gauge.)|