Plumbing Retrofit Program

Residents living within the Nipomo Mesa (Nipomo Mesa Water Conservation Area) and Paso Robles (Paso Robles Groundwater Basin) groundwater basin areas with old toilets, showerheads, and faucet aerators may be eligible to receive free water-efficient plumbing fixtures.  Participants will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Contact Jacqueline Protsman at or          (805) 781-4979 for more information.


The following fixtures are eligible for replacement:


  • Toilets that use more than 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf);

  • Showerheads that use more than 1.5 gallons per minutes (gpm); and

  • Faucet aerators that use more than 1 gpm.

Older fixtures will be replaced with the following:

  • Toilets will be replaced with new 1.28 gpf models;

  • Showerheads will be replaced with new 1.5 gpm or less models; and

  • Faucet aerators will be replaced with new 1 gpm models.

To see if your property is within the PRGWB or NMWCA, please check Permit View.

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