Usually a booster set will pump cold water, although they can pump hot water, softened water, processed water or even grey water in the case of a rainwater harvesting system. The main purpose of a cold water booster pump set is to supply water to a building, commonly where water storage is required or mains water pressure is not sufficient to reach the top of the building or to meet the demand.
For example, in the case of a tower block, the mains will only provide half a bar of pressure which amounts to roughly five metres of height when pumped. In this case, the pressurisation unit will provide enough pressure for the liquid to reach all water points. Some buildings require water storage so that there is enough water to meet demand, and some can store up to a day’s worth of water. The same type of water storage is also used as a break in a water system, as some processes can cause contamination so this helps alleviate any risk.
Low water pressure is becoming an increasingly worrying issue for citizens around the world. There are three main reasons for this:
- A consistently growing demand for more water
- A requirement for constant pressure as standard
- Water Authorities only have to guarantee a pressure of 1 bar at a simultaneous flow of 9 litres/min
Hot and Cold Water Booster Pumps are the solution to low water pressure. By installing a pump system, you achieve a constant reliable water pressure, giving you and your users a quality experience.