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My water pressure from the city main is great, but then my

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my water pressure from the city main is great, but then my house water lines circulate through my water softener, before being sent through the rest of the house system. The water pressure is less than 50% of that coming in from the main line. What could cause the water pressure to drop so low. Could the water softener cause this loss of pressure and what do I do to correct it?
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  Rick replied 12 months ago.

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Yes the softener could cause the pressure drop. If you bypass the softener and the pressure improves that confirms it. The softener medium will need to be removed and replaced. This usually isn't a DIY project.