Domestic Water Pressure Booster Sizing Part 1: A Road Map for Success

By Chad Edmondson

No engineer ever wants to find out that a design error is the source of insufficient water pressure in a new hotel or apartment building. But make no mistake, when tenants on the top floor of a building can’t flush the toilet or rinse the shampoo out of their hair, someone will be held accountable.

That’s precisely why JMP has come up with a simple road map for properly sizing a pressure booster system. This worksheet is the ticket to your piece of mind:


Over the next few articles we’re going to take you through the process of filling it out. To do that, we need an example. So here it is, a 10-story apartment building with the following attributes:


Based on the above information and associated data that we will explain as we go, we’ll show you how to complete the selection procedure worksheet for any apartment building. We’ll also throw in some important troubleshooting advice along the way.

Stay with us and by the end of this short series you’ll be able to approach multi-story plumbing design with a lot more confidence. We guarantee it!