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Water Conservation Devices

Save water and money by making small, easy changes at home! Water Conservation devices are often available from your water provider for free. You can also buy them from home and garden stores, online retailers, and hardware stores.


Indoor Water Conservation

Faucet Aerator 

Aerators screw on to the end of kitchen and bathroom faucets. They mix air into the stream of water, reducing the amount of water flowing from your faucet. WaterSense labeled aerators can reduce water use by 20% or more without reducing water pressure.

WaterSense labeled water-efficient faucet aerator


Fill Cycle Diverter

A fill cycle diverter is the most efficient device used to retrofit (use less water per flush) older toilets that use 3.5 gallons per flush or more. The diverter directs more water to the toilet's tank and less to the bowl while they refill. That way they finish filling at around the same time. Once installed, a fill cycle diverter will save about half a gallon of water per flush.

Blue fill cycle diverter against a white background


Toilet Dye Tablets & Toilet Dye Strips 

Toilet dye tablets or strips are placed in the toilet tank to find toilet leaks, including slow and silent leaks. It only takes one tablet or strip and 20 minutes to check for costly toilet leaks!

Toilet dye tabs Toilet dye strips


High-Efficiency Shower Head 

Standard shower heads use 2.5 gallons of water each minute that water is flowing. High efficiency shower heads can use up to 50% less water. Low-flow no longer means low water pressure: WaterSense shower heads must perform as well or better than standard ones!

water-efficient showerhead



Outdoor Water Conservation

Watering Gauges

Watering gauges are small cups that you place in your lawn to measure the amount of water that your sprinklers use. Once you know this, you can set a watering schedule to help you water the right amount all summer. Learn how to measure your sprinklers' water use with watering gauges.

Photograph of hand holding an orange watering gauge


Shut-Off Hose Nozzle

An average garden hose uses 5 - 7 gallons of water per minute. Attaching a water-efficient nozzle to your hose will stop the flow of water while the hose is not in use, even when the water is still on. This is a great way to make sure you're only using water when you need it while watering your garden or washing your car.

yellow and black water-efficient shut-off hose nozzle