High water pressure
Yarra Valley Water's network is subject to some of the highest average water pressures in the world.
Gravity is used to move water from the catchments to local reservoirs near the metropolitan areas. Water travels from these reservoirs through pipes, over many hills and valleys, before it reaches your home or business, so in the valleys and lower elevations the pressures can get very high.
Although the pipes are designed and constructed to accommodate these high pressures, their strength is reduced as they age which can result in increased leakage and bursts requiring repair and ultimately pipe replacement.
High water pressure is a contributing factor to burst water mains and small leaks from the pipe system, typically at joints, that don’t make it to the surface - which makes them sometimes hard to find.
If you are experiencing high water pressure at your property, please contact us on 13 2762 to discuss your concerns.