Low pressure water coming from shower head

Water Pressure Boost for Hospital

Low water pressure is bad enough at home. If the shower is more like a drip than a drench or the bath takes forever to fill, it can be incredibly frustrating. But when you’re dealing with a hospital, hotel or even student accommodation, the problem is seriously magnified.

To give you an idea of how installing a new pump system can hugely benefit your organisation, take a look at what happened when Guys Hospital in London called in some help to review and update their systems.


In hospitals especially, with hygiene a priority, the need for multiple showers or bathrooms to operate efficiently simultaneously is crucial. That’s why we’ve been working closely with hospitals to provide a bespoke and cost effective solution to the problem of low water pressure.

The first step was to thoroughly investigate their existing set up and produce an energy check for them. This involved looking at performance criteria, as well as the age and size of the current system. It also involved talking to the customer to ascertain the running hours and frequency of use for each bathroom – an essential part of any system investigation.

To produce an accurate analysis, it’s essential to carry out a detailed investigation to fully understanding the system already in place and how it will be used. Only then can specific recommendations be made that give the best solution to each problem.


The answer lies in booster pumps. These come in a range of options and can be tailored to suit whatever system you already have in place. 

At Mawdsleys Pump Services, we manufacture and supply booster pump sets for a whole range of domestic and commercial applications from hospitals and hotels to student accommodation, apartment blocks and factories. 

It was found that Guy’s Hospital was running on two existing pumps. They were advised to replace these old pumps with two new and highly efficient pumps, manufactured by Grundfos. This company has been in the pump market for over 60 years and produces more than 16 million pump units every year for use right around the world. So they certainly know what they’re doing.



The new pumps that were recommended, feature the latest motor technology. They’re capable of delivering impressive energy efficiency that exceeds the IE4 levels, as well as superior reliability and impeccable performance. They also operate with much lower noise levels than some pumps, making them especially suitable for hospital, hotel and domestic use.

The hospital now benefits from the following:

Annual energy savings in kWh 37668.00
Annual savings in GBP 3766.80
Reduction in CO2 emissions in Tonnes 18.04
Payback time in years 2.53
Price per kWh in GBP 0.10
Energy price increase yearly [%] 2.50
CO2 rate [g/kWh] 479.00
Cost of new equipment in GBP 9984.00
Commissioning in GBP 0.00
Accessories in GBP 0.00
Service contract in GBP 0.00
Total investment in GBP 9984.00
Savings for the period of 10 years 33271.92
Savings for the period of 15 years 59250.63

That means in just over 2 years, Guy’s Hospital could make back their initial investment – and over a period of fifteen years, they could be looking at a whopping potential saving of £59,250.63.

Boost Your Water Supply Today

All of our systems are specifically tailored to each application so we’ll find the perfect solution to boost your water supply and help you make savings too.

Just call our friendly and knowledgeable team on 0117 954 8030 and we’ll recommend the best way to give your taps a boost and turn your trickle into a torrent.