How to get your free tools:

Free water conservation tools pick up and Water Conservation Help Desk walk-in hours are by appointment only. To schedule your appointment to pick up your tools or get help (available during normal business hours and subject to staff availability), email watercon@austintexas.gov or calling 512-974-2199 option 4.

 

 

INDOOR TOOLS

Showerhead - save 2 gallons per minute or more with a water-efficient showerhead, available in either regular or soap-up valve models that only use 1.5 gallons of water per minute.

Kitchen & Bathroom Faucet Aerator - mix air with water to reduce the amount of water used without reducing water pressure. Bathroom aerators use 0.5 gallons of water per minute and kitchen aerators use 1.5 gallons per minute.

OUTDOOR TOOLS

Soil Moisture Meter - measures the moisture of your soil to help you know when it’s time to add water; available in ladybug or frog design.

Water Saver Hose Meter* - monitor and control water use with a digital meter attachment for garden hoses and hose-end sprinklers.

Sunlight Calculator* - measure the amount of light each area of your yard receives, then use the included plant guide to select plants that best fit the light conditions.

* these items are only available through check-out at the Austin Public Library.

INFORMATIONAL MATERIAL

"Practical Plumbing Handbook - With Important Water Saving Tips" - booklet published by the Alliance for Water Efficiency with useful information on conserving water and fixing many common problems, such as leaky faucets, running toilets, and inefficient irrigation systems.