Flow rate is a measurement of the gallons per minute of water flowing through a pipe. Flow rate varies depending on pipe diameter, the size of the service line and the amount of water pressure. Under normal operating conditions, if you receive water from a water main owned by Easton Suburban Water Authority, you can expect your water supply to be at or above a pressure of 35 psi (pounds per square inch).
The flow rates below may not be achieved in the following situations:
- If there is a planned or an unplanned interruption to your water supply.
- If there is a high demand for water in your area. For example, during peak periods in the summer, if several people in your neighborhood are watering their lawns or filling swimming pools, your flow rate may be reduced.
- When the section of the property service pipe, which is your responsibility to maintain, is damaged, leaking, or in poor condition.
- Where conditions exist which are beyond the control of ESWA. For example, a water main break, leak in the area, or fire personnel hooking up to a hydrant.
These flow rates are not applicable to fire services.