This reading of 0.5 bar (8 psi) in mid afternoon is kinda low I think. The water pressure gets slightly better at night when the reading becomes about 0.8 bar (12 psi). Maybe we should request Syabas to come and take a look at the low water pressure in our housing area.
According to Syabas' Client charter (http://www.syabas.com.my/), it states that :
The Company aims to provide adequate water supply with the following minimum residual gauged pressure at the point of connection during peak flow in the long term :
Rural : 10 m.
Urban : 22 m.
Maybe someone from Syabas can convert that meter head to psi or bar readings for us.