Ongoing Low Water Pressure Issues at a Residential Property
Use this service to request a low pressure / low flow appointment for ongoing water issues in a residential property. You can call 311 at any time for help if you experience difficulties completing this request online.
What You Need
- Provide a valid Toronto location
- Provide a contact phone number
- Provide an email address
- Be available if an investigation at your property is required
- An adult (over the age of 18) who own/lives at the property must be at the property for the investigation
Service Request Eligibility
To be eligible for this service request, ensure the following criteria.
I am the property manager, superintendent, or owner at this address.
What do I do if I an a tenant?
Contact the property manager, superintendent or owner. They may contact 311 to report the issue.
All taps in the home/building are affected.
What is the problem is with only one tap?
If the problem is only in one tap, then it is probably not a problem with the City’s water service to the property. You may need to inspect the tap for blockages or contact a plumber.
I have checked to ensure that the pipes are not frozen due to cold weather.
What do I do if the pipes are frozen?
Learn more about frozen pipes including tips, precautions and steps to take if your pipes are frozen.
I have checked the aerators for blockages.
How do I check aerators for blockages?
Aerators restrict the flow of water from your tap without reducing water pressure. They can reduce the amount of water you use by more than 50 percent.
To check for blockages, unscrew and remove the aerator from your tap and then test the water flow.
I have checked the stop/waste valve to ensure it is fully open.
Where is the stop/waste valve located?
The stop/waste valve is typically located in the basement, along the front wall and near the floor. Other common places include basement washroom and laundry rooms. If you have a water meter, the stop/waste valve should be on the attached pipe.
Ensure valve is open.
There has been no recent plumbing work on the home/building or construction activities on my street.
What types of activities can cut off the water service?
Water service may be interrupted by:
- watermain break or burst pipes
- construction activities such as watermain re-lining
- a fire hydrant being used in the area
If you suspect one of these causes, you can call 311 to inquire.