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This ordinance does not apply to private water shut off valves. If you do not have one, a licensed plumber may install a home shut off valve for home repairs or other emergencies. If assistance is needed for water shut off at the meter, please contact the Public Works office at (817) 952-2200. For after hour emergencies, please contact Police Dispatch non-emergency at (817) 952-2127.
With the faucet head off, turn the water on to verify if the pressure has increased with the removal of the aerator. If the pressure has increased, turn off the water, clean the aerator and screw the faucet head/aerator back on. If the pressure does not increase when the aerator is removed, this could be an overall plumbing concern.
Public Works staff can perform an inspection to verify all valves are in proper working condition at the City side. Plumbing concerns on private property will be the resident's responsibility.
The purpose of this accumulation of water is to prevent gases from exiting the sewer system and seeping into your home. If a bathroom is not utilized regularly, the water in the P-trap may have evaporated. A simple solution would be to run water in the sink and allow water to sit in the P-trap.
Another possibility is that the wax ring under the commode is deteriorating and in need of replacement. As the wax ring deteriorates, it allows sewer gases to seep through.