If your taps are delivering lower-than-normal water pressure, you may be able to diagnose and fix the problem yourself. Check out these tips:

  1. Water softener filters can break down and plug up over time, affecting water pressure. To see if it’s a water softener issue, use the bypass on the water softener to see if your water pressure improves. Check your owner's manual, often available online, for guidance. Or contact a licensed plumber.
  2. If low water pressure occurs at only one sink or fixture, try cleaning, repairing, or replacing the fixture screen.
  3. Has it been a while since you’ve drained your water heater? Do so annually to reduce mineral buildup and water pressure issues.
  4. Built-in furnace humidifiers can plug up with scale and malfunction—clean or replace filters every three months.

For additional assistance, call Eagan Utilities at 651-675-5200.