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Free Water-Saving Devices for Residents

The SFPUC Water Conservation Section offers all its customers free water saving devices, while supplies last. These water saving devices are simple to install and, while they are small in size, can lead to significant water savings. Together, installing one faucet aerator and one efficient showerhead can result in an average of 9,000 gallons per year in savings. 

To receive free devices, schedule a FREE Water-Wise Evaluation by calling the Water Conservation Section at (415) 551-4730. 

Residential Properties can also pick up select devices at the SFPUC Customer Service Center. 

Any customer picking up free devices at the customer service counter is required to bring a copy of their water bill for verification or proof of San Francisco residency.

Single-family homes and multi-family properties with fewer than 10 dwelling units are limited to one of each device per unit from the SFPUC Customer Service Center:
  • High-efficiency showerheads
  • Faucet aerators for kitchens and bathrooms
  • Garden-hose shut-off nozzles
  • Standard toilet leak repair parts
Multi-family residential properties OVER 10 dwelling units and commercial properties: 
Provided during a Water-Wise Evaluation or select free plumbing devices are available for pickup at: SFPUC Customer Service, 8am-5pm Mon.-Fri., 525 Golden Gate Ave. 1st Floor, San Francisco, CA.


We offer the following FREE water saving devices and publications, while supplies last:

Kitchen/Basin Aeratirs

Kitchen/Basin Faucet Aerators
Installing aerators on kitchen and bathroom faucets can reduce water usage in the home by about 4%. 

Free Devices - Showerhead

Water-Efficient (Low-Flow)  Showerhead
New, improved showerhead technologies deliver good performance at efficient flow rates of 1.5 gallons per minute or less and save thousand of gallons per year (Compared to 2.5 gallons per minute).

Our free models meet EPA WaterSense® labeled standards.


Is your flapper over 2 years old?
Over time the flapper in your toilet tank can become worn. Replace it and stop your toilet from leaking.  
Fill Valve Assembly
Toilet Fill Valve
The filling mechanism in your toilet is a valve that will fail and stop working properly over time. If our technicians find a leaky fill valve that can be replaced with a standard model, we’ll provide one for you to replace on the spot. (Note: Available only during a Water-Wise Evaluation)

Toilet Tank Dye Tablets

Toilet Tank Dye Tablets
Conducting a dye test in toilet tanks can identify costly and wasteful silent leaks.  
Practical Plumbing Handbook
Learn how preventative maintenance can lead to significant water savings. This handbook published by the California Urban Water Conservation Council (CUWCC) provides information about plumbing fixtures and do-it-yourself repairs. (Also available in Spanish)

Garden Spray Nozzle

Garden Spray Nozzle
Reduce water waste in the yard. Make sure your garden hose has an automatic shut-off nozzle. (Provided only during a Water-Wise Evaluation.)

Water Wise For San Francisco

Water Wise Gardening Guidebook
This guide provides water-efficient landscape and irrigation tips or advice for your next garden project and garden maintenance that can save you time, water and money.

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Last updated: 1/25/2018 10:09:21 AM