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No water from the faucet over a minute when the water pump starts

Recently, when ever the water pump starts, there is no water from my house faucet. There are a water tank in the basement. Can somebody give me a solution?

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First and foremost, check if your water pressure is between 20 to 40 psi. If it is, there is no reason why
you could not have water in your faucet. Check your
faucet and your pipelines for closed valve or a clogged
pipeline. However, even if the water pump pressure is
only 10 psi, it should reach your faucet. 10 psi pressure is equivalent to 23.1 feet vertical height.
So, please check it up and get back to us by e-mail.

Posted on Oct 26, 2009

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