What is retrofitting?
Retrofitting is the installation of simple and usually inexpensive devices that replace or modify existing plumbing fixtures in your home to save water. Some restrict flow, others displace volume. They all help you do your part to protect the limited drinking water supply.
Retrofitting your home -- replacing old plumbing fixtures with water-saving ones -- is a simple way to protect our drinking water supply. Unless your home was built in the last seventeen years, you probably have pre-conservation era plumbing that guzzles water. The National Energy Protection Act (NEPA) of 1994 mandated the use of water-saving plumbing fixtures. You may save even more by installing EPA WaterSense labeled fixtures that are 20 percent more water efficient than average products.
If you have an older showerhead or faucet aerators, we will provide new low-flow ones at no charge. You may install the fixtures yourself or have a licensed plumber install them. You are responsible for the cost of installation. (Qualifying customers will be mailed a plumbing retrofit kit and are required to return a completed Installation Coupon and Acknowledgment verifying the fixtures were installed at the property. Customers may be billed $15 for the kit if they do not return the completed Installation Coupon or complete uninstalled kit within 30-days of receipt.)
(page last reviewed: 11/6/12)