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A LAYMAN’S GUIDE TO BOOSTED WATER SUPPLIES

Over recent years Burgoynes has investigated numerous water escapes in multi-storey buildings that incorporate boosted (pumped) water supplies.  In many instances the cause of the leak has been traced to inadequately tightened plumbing fittings. However, boosted water supplies can create transient pressure shocks that can briefly exceed, by far, the normal system operating pressure and the maximum pump output pressure.