Signs that Your City Water Pump Needs Repairs

At Pat’s Pump & Blower, we have the right experience to service a wide variety of equipment, including everything from industrial blowers to city water pumps. We understand that countless people rely on municipal water systems, and we are here to help you keep your community’s system in good working order. In this article, we will go over a few warning signs that your city water pump may need repairs—if you notice any of these things happening to your pump, we encourage you to give us a call.

  • Low Water Pressure. One sign that a city water pump is not working properly is reduced water pressure in the buildings that the system serves. If people in the properties that are attached to that part of the water system report a sudden drop in water pressure, then chances are that the water pump is at fault.
  • Contaminated Water. Another sign that a city water pump probably needs to be repaired is discolored or contaminated water. If people have reported the water from their taps becoming cloudy or rusty, we encourage you to have the system inspected, with particular attention paid to the pump.
  • Strange Noises. In order to determine if your city water pump needs to be repaired, you will need to inspect it directly in addition to paying attention to reports from others. As you examine the pump, pay attention to how it sounds—if the system is making any grinding, rattling, or squealing noises, then something is definitely wrong.