Faucet aerators and outlets connect to the end of a faucet spout to direct the water stream, minimize splashing in sink basins, and reduce water use. These parts are added to faucets for flow-control applications and used as replacements for aerators that block water flow, cause the water stream to sputter, or allow dripping from the spout.
Threaded Faucet Aerators & Flow Restrictors
Threaded faucet aerators and flow restrictors thread onto faucet spouts. They typically consist of a mesh screen within a fitting that attaches to the end of a faucet spout. Aerators mix air into the water stream to reduce water use while maintaining pressure.