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The Conservation office provides free water-saving items to residents in the City of Santa Cruz Water Department service area. Come by the Water Conservation Office at 212 Locust Street, Suite B, in downtown Santa Cruz to pick up items that may save water in your home or workplace.

Showerhead in a home

Showerheads
Low-flow, 2.0 gallon per minute showerheads with adjustable flow pattern.  Easy to install in most showers.

Kitchen faucet aerators

Kitchen faucet aerators
Low-flow, 2.2 gallon per minute kitchen aerators with an easy-to-use lever to adjust the flow of water without changing the hot/cold mix. Made of chrome-plated brass.

Bathroom faucet aerators

Bathroom faucet aerators
Low-flow, 1.5 gallon per minute aerators of chrome-plated brass.

Toilet tank leak detection dye tablets

Toilet tank leak detection dye tablets
Toilets are the most common source of indoor leaks. These non-toxic dye tablets will help you check your toilet for leaks. Drop a tablet into the toilet tank, and wait a few minutes. If blue color appears in toilet bowl, you have a leak to repair.   

Garden hose shut-off nozzles

Garden hose shut-off nozzles
Multiple spray patterns. Saves water by cutting off hose water that would run if left unattended.

Garden Hose Timer

Garden Hose Timer
Manual spring timer has settings from 15 to 120 minutes.  Ideal for timing use of hose end sprinklers.

water-smart gardening screen with irises


Water-Smart Gardening in Santa Cruz County
Cd featuring local gardens, plants, and resources to help you save water in the garden.  Also available online.

Practical Plumbing Handbook

Practical Plumbing Handbook
This booklet gives an overview of preventive maintenance and explains some of the ways you can conserve water while keeping your home in tip-top condition. Tambien disponible en Espanol:  Manual de Plomeria Practica

Shower Timer

Shower Timer
Five minute timer, works like an egg-timer. Helps change shower habits from long to short. Suction cup holds plastic timer to shower wall.

Lawn Watering Gauge

Lawn Watering Gauge
Measure your sprinkler system output and use in conjunction with lawn watering guide to find out how long to water your lawn. 

Water Wise Gardening for California

Water Wise Gardening Literature
Several illustrated booklets on a variety of water saving garden topics.

Last updated: 9/23/2010 5:48:33 PM