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Hello, I was wondering, for a fixed amount of water, why when the height of a water tower increases, the water pressure at the outlet of the pipe at the base of the tower increases ?

I have often read on the internet that it would be caused by the weight of the water above the water at the base of the tower but I doubt this explanation is good.

Example: If we have two identical water towers, with the same amount of water inside, but tower A is 5 meters high, and tower B is 10 meters high, the one that will have the most great water pressure at its base will be that at 10 meters high (tower B) yet the water at their base has the same amount of water above it, so the same weight, so the pressure at the base should be the same for both towers if I followed the explanation I saw on the internet.

Thank you!

I have often read on the internet that it would be caused by the weight of the water above the water at the base of the tower but I doubt this explanation is good.

Example: If we have two identical water towers, with the same amount of water inside, but tower A is 5 meters high, and tower B is 10 meters high, the one that will have the most great water pressure at its base will be that at 10 meters high (tower B) yet the water at their base has the same amount of water above it, so the same weight, so the pressure at the base should be the same for both towers if I followed the explanation I saw on the internet.

Thank you!

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