Low Flow Sink Faucet Aerators
The easiest way to begin Water Saving is to change out the faucet aerator on your Kitchen and Bathroom faucets.

Low Flow Sink Faucet Aerators

What is a faucet aerator?

The faucet aerator is the small screwed fitting at the end of the faucet spout.

How to save water through flow of water, no matter the location?

The easiest way to begin water saving is to change out the faucet aerator in your kitchen and bathroom faucets.

Faucet aerators generally come from the factory on the faucet in a 2.2 gallons per minute (or gpm) configuration. This means 2.2 gallons of water will flow through the aerator every minute. So if you leave the faucet on for 10 minutes that's a usage of 22 gallons.

Lowest flow water saving faucet aerators are of three gallon per minute (gpm) configurations:

1.0 gpm

0.5 gpm

We suggest you use 0.5 gpm faucet aerator to save you the most water in your home.

The aerator usually allows a “Bubble Stream” or a “Needle Spray” movement of water to the sink

Aerators are easy to install. You simply screw off the old aerator and place the new one on. You may need pliers if the old aerator has been on the faucet for a few years. Make sure you use a towel on the faucet spout to protect it from scratching by tools when making the change. We want you to save the dual thread aerators and keep them in good condition.

If your faucet is very old it may be smart to purchase a new faucet and then switch out the aerator. Most of our water saving aerators fit the newest faucets made.

Click here to see our entire list of low flow aerators.

Conserv-A-Store Faucet Aerators

Here’s a step-by-step instruction on how to install a faucet aerator:

1. Completely turn off the water supply to the kitchen faucet or bathroom faucet of your choice. You can easily just turn the faucet handles in the close position.

2. Unscrew the aerator by turning it counter-clockwise. If you are concerned about your faucet being scratched by you using a wrench (if needed), protect it with masking tape or a cloth/rag. Be sure to clean the treads of the aerators with a clean cloth.

3. If your old faucet aerator does not unscrew, consider buying in a new faucet. You will most likely still be able to use a 0.5, 1.0,or 1.5 gpm (gallon per minute) aerator on the new faucet since most faucets do not come with this low of a flow out of the box. You will soon make up the cost of the new faucet with savings on your water bill.

4. Twist the new aerator clockwise into place. Avoid using a wrench that could scratch the new aerator and faucet.

Male versus Female faucet thread

The threads for the male faucet are on the outside of the faucet, where as the female faucet threads are on the inside of the faucet.

Here’s a video on how to install an aerator