Why do I have low water pressure?

Several things can cause low water pressure. The main shut off valve could be partially closed. Clogged filter screens in faucets or washing machines cause low pressure just in that area of the home. Some pressure reducing valves malfunction. Low pressure could mean that there is a problem with the water meter. Maintenance work could be in progress or a fire hydrant is being used. If you experience a sudden drop in water pressure, you should contact the water office.