Plumbing Retrofit Program in Paso Robles Groundwater Basin

Who can use this service?

The Plumbing Retrofit Program is available to homeowners within the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin (PRGWB) area. The following fixtures are eligible for replacement through the program.

Fixtures Eligible for Replacement
Fixture Type Existing Water Use
Toilets More than 1.6 gallons per flush (GPF)
Showerheads More than 1.5 gallons per minute (GPM)
Faucet Aerators More than 1 gallon per minute (GPM)

Is there a charge for this service?

This program is available at no cost to the homeowner; however, participants will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis due to limited program funding.

What is the process?

Step 1: Contact Staff

A homeowner calls the Department of Planning & Building at (805) 781-5600 to determine if their property is eligible to receive free low-flow replacement plumbing fixtures. If eligible, the following information will need to be provided:

  • Homeowner's full name;
  • Homeowner's telephone number;
  • Homeowner's email address;
  • Homeowner's property address; and
  • Details and/or specifications for existing fixtures in the home.

Step 2: Install Fixtures

A licensed plumber will contact you to schedule a time to install replacement fixtures.

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays, subject to program funding availability.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Old County Courthouse Building

Monday - Friday 8-5

976 Osos Street Room 200 San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Tel: (805) 781-5600

Permits/Inspections: (805) 788-2076

Fax: (805) 781-1242