water pressure low

sorry did not know where to put this, but my father has dementia his carer and myself went to shower him this morning but water was cold, the water company have told us there is low water pressure in the area and the water runs very slowly, would this effect the hot water temp on his shower? Its run off electric and when the water dribbled out of the shower there was hardly any useage on the electric meter unlike when it is running normally.
Sorry to ask but dont want to get plumber out if only to wait for water pressure to go back to normal
If in the wrong forum i am sorry


  • matelodave
    matelodave Posts: 8,577
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    edited 19 July 2022 at 9:28AM
    An electric shower relies on sufficient water passing through it to ensure that it doesn't boil dry so it's got a flow switch to detect the water flow and operate the heating elements when there's enough water flowing through the heater.

    If there's insufficient flow then it wont heat and there's not much you can do about it until the water pressure/flow is restored by the water company. You don need a plumber.
    Never under estimate the power of stupid people in large numbers
  • jwalton
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    thank you so much for your reply
  • freesha
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    It's probably due to the weather. There is plenty of water to go round - but in this weather, people use it quicker than the companies can treat it and get it b ack to them.
  • jwalton
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    thanks so much for you comments
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