Faucets & Aerators

If you’re not ready to purchase a new faucet, but still want to save water, you can replace an older aerator with a water saving model.

Faucet aerators are located at the end of a faucet, and mix air and water to create a water flow that is consistent and splash free.

The amount of water that comes out of an aerator is measured in gallons per minute or gpm.

faucet aerator 2Most faucets have aerators, or have threads on the inside or outside of the faucet to accept an aerator.  The gpm of the aerator is usually engraved on the side of it.

Although federal law requires that new faucets not exceed 2.2 gpm, older faucets can flow at rates as high as 3 to 7 gpm.

An easy way to save water

The Sharon Water Department offers free faucet aerators to Sharon residents.  Try using a 1.5 gpm aerator in the kitchen and a .5 gpm aerator in the bathroom, and begin saving water immediately!

Please visit or call the Sharon Water Department, 781-784-1525 x2315, during regular business hours for more information.

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