Kate®

Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Soap Dispenser

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16970-SSSD-DST is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 51.
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  • 3-hole installation
  • Delta MagnaTite Docking holds spray wand firmly in place
  • Backed by Delta Faucet's Lifetime Limited Warranty
  • Water-Efficient
  • No-Lead Compliant
Finish: Stainless
List Price*: $429.35
Base Parts
16970-SSSD-DST
List Price*: $429.35
  • MagnaTite docking keeps the kitchen pull-down spray wand firmly in place with a powerful integrated magnet, so it stays docked when not in use
  • DIAMOND Seal Technology features a valve embedded with diamonds to ensure like-new operation for the life of the faucet
  • Includes matching finish soap dispenser
  • Meets standards set by Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Touch-Clean spray holes allow for easy removal of hard water build-up
  • 3-hole 6-16 in. installation
  • High-arc pull-down swivels 360degrees
  • Assembled dimensions: 14-5/16 in. H x 11-9/16 in. D x 6-11/16 in. W

Installation Information


3-hole 6"-16" installation


  • Flow Rate: 1.80 gpm @ 60 psi, 6.8 L/min @ 414 kPa
  • Spout Height: 14-5/16"
  • Spout Length: 9-1/4"
  • Fittings Type: PEX
  • Deck Thickness: 2.5"
  • Supply Lines: Included InnoFlex® Pex-C Supply Lines
  • Valve Type: DIAMOND Seal Valve
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Problem Already Bought this faucet online. Looks great, but at only 6 months, faucet making clicking noise turning on and off. Sounds like its about to go out. Not sure how long Delta's guarantee is for, but I'd still be looking at another plumber installation charge. What a hassle.
Date published: 2018-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks beautiful, very happy Very happy that it fit (in the already drilled holes) in my granite counter top. And it looks so modern & up to date.
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed. Read the midrange reviews first. We've had this for going on 6 months and nothing but trouble with it. We originally had problems with it not seating flush with the new sink...solved that with a thin coat of silicone (not the best solution but worked), now it leaks when I shut the faucet off. So, I have to make sure to pull the handle to the right and then turn it off. Not worth the $$$.
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from well made easy install I replaced our old faucet with the Delta- Kate and my wife loves it looks great very well made.
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the Delta Guarantee! I love the Delta Guarantee! Delta stands behind their products. I know that from experience since I had a problem long ago, and Delta sent a new replacement with out a hassle. I will always buy Delta when I need faucets. Very easy to install.
Date published: 2018-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly What We Needed We remodeled our kitchen 24 years ago including a Delta Faucet that needed three holes in the new counter top (Valve, Faucet, and Sprayer). When it came time to replace the faucet, we needed a model that would fill all three holes. This was not a 'slam dunk' because everyone has replaced the separate sprayer with an integrated spray head and many have also integrated the valve so that only one hole in the counter top is required. Thankfully, Delta has the 16970-SD-DST model with separate faucet, valve, and soap dispenser. True, we now have two soap dispensers but we don't have an empty hole in our counter top. And best of all is the performance of the Magnatite Docking, Diamond Seal, and Touch Clean features. I have no doubt that this system will last us another 24 years as did our last Delta faucet!
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely love this faucet. I can’t say enough good things about this faucet. It is superior to any kitchen faucet I’ve had in the 20 plus years in my house. It looks fantastic and works beautifully. I did not install it myself, but the person who did the installation was able to do it pretty easily. I would recommend this faucet to anyone ready to have a great looking, great working faucet in their kitchen.
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to install I installed this faucet myself...so simple...i one thing that held me up was the vague info about the gaskets....once i got that figured out it was a fast, simple install. I love the sleek look of the faucet...and the sense of pride knowing that this beautiful faucet was installed by me.
Date published: 2017-12-28
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Can I order this faucet directly from Delta.com or do I need to order it from a retailer in my area?

Asked by: Raymonde
Hello, Raymonde. Thank you for your questions! Unfortunately, we do not offer complete faucets through our web store. Please click the link below to find authorized dealers in your area. Please note that they may or may not have this product in stock, but a representative can special order it for you if necessary. https://www.deltafaucet.com/where-to-buy Best regards, Jon
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2018-11-16

How wide the holes in the counter have to be.

Asked by: Kathy
Hi, Kathy! Thank you for your question. The Delta 16970-SSSD-DST faucet requires a hole size of 1 3/8" (35 mm). Here is a link to the technical specifications sheet for this faucet to show further measurements: https://media.deltafaucet.com/SpecSheet/dsp-k-16970-sd-dst_C.pdf Best Regards, Rosanna
Answered by: DeltaFaucet11
Date published: 2018-09-20

What size is the nut that is used to mount the lever assemble?  The plastic wrench slipped off and won’t work now an I can’t seem to get the right deep well socket on the nut while under the sink trying to finishing the install.

Asked by: Greg
Thank you for your question, Greg! The nut itself measures 0.43" in diameter with a thread size of 0.25-20 UNC-IB. Please contact us directly if you need further assistance. Best regards, Edward
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2018-09-15

Is the “Kate” faucet made of plastic with a faux-metal finish? Or is it actual metal throughout?

Asked by: annie
Thank you for your question, Annie! Our faucets utilize several materials to ensure the product can be held to the highest standard of quality and durability, however the body is typically cast in brass with a plated finish. Best regards, Edward
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2018-08-11

I have a 2-hole sink. I only need the faucet and handle, not the soap dispenser. I bought a Kate and the box indicates it can be used with a 2-hole sink, but all the installation literature indicates a 3-hole sink. Can this be installed in a 2-hole sink?

Asked by: Bruce
Thank you for your question, Bruce ! The Kate, model 16970-SD-DST, can be installed on a two or three-hole sink as this Delta faucet comes with a soap dispenser but this does not have to be installed if it is not needed. Best regards, Edward
Answered by: DeltaFaucet234
Date published: 2018-05-23

Hello, can the Kate soap dispenser be filled with foaming soap?  Thanks!

Asked by: Stuman74
Hello Stuman74, Thank you for your question. Soap Dispensers can use liquid dish soap, liquid hand soap, alcohol based hand-sanitizer,and even typical hand lotions. Foaming soap will pump from the soap dispenser but it will not foam. Best regards, Jon
Answered by: DeltaFaucet3
Date published: 2018-05-16

Is there a way to raise the height of the fauce by a few inches.  If so, what part can I purchase?  

Asked by: Gary
Thank you for your question, Gary. Unfortunately, we do not make something to raise the height. Best regards, Jon
Answered by: DeltaFaucet3
Date published: 2018-04-30

I do not see the lead compliance data for this model. Is this lead free?

Asked by: Labas
Thank you for your inquiry, Labas! There are no lead containing components used in the construction of the Delta Kate Pull-Down Kitchen 16970-SSSD-DST or any of our new DST (Diamond Seal Technology) faucets. The box would have the No-Lead Compliant (checked circle) label, also shown on the website right above the product features. https://www.deltafaucet.com/kitchen/product/16970-SD-DST Best regards, Tanya
Answered by: Tanya
Date published: 2018-03-26
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