Water Saving Devices Distribution Program
The Goleta Water District Water Saving Devices Distribution Program distributes FREE water saving devices to customers in order to increase District-wide water savings. Devices include garden hose nozzles with multi-stream and automatic shut-off capability, 0.5 gallon per minute bathroom faucet aerators, 1.5 gallon per minute showerheads, showerhead shut-off valves, toilet leak food coloring test tablets, and toilet flappers.
As of September 9, 2014 when the District declared a Stage II Water Shortage Emergency, hoses used for any purpose must be equipped with a shut-off nozzle. A shut-off nozzle provides an automatic shut-off capability, and helps to save water. Make sure you use a shut-off nozzle anytime you use your hose.
Low-flow bathroom faucet aerators
Faucet aerators help you use less water and save money. Aerators use air to break up the flow of water into multiple streams, so while they reduce the rate at which water flows through the device most people won’t notice a difference. Each faucet aerator is estimated to conserve approximately 700 gallons per year.
These shower heads make showering more efficient by slowing the rate at which water flows through the showerhead. A low-flow showerhead is estimated to produce a savings of 2,000 gallons per year.
Showerhead shut-off valves
These devices make it easy to turn off water in the shower without adjusting the temperature settings, letting you save water while you shampoo or shave.
Toilet leak detection tablets
Use these food grade food dye tablets to conduct a simple test at home to detect leaks that could be costing you money and wasting water.
If you find a leak in your toilet, it could be a worn out flapper. Even if you have a low-flow toilet, if your flapper is worn out you could be wasting water and money.