Esque®

Single Handle Pull-Down Bar / Prep Faucet with Touch2O® Technology

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9981T-DST is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
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  • 1 or 3-hole installation
  • Featuring Delta Touch2O Technology: touch it on, touch it off
  • Delta MagnaTite Docking holds spray wand firmly in place
Finish: Chrome
List Price*: $611.25
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9981T-DST
List Price*: $611.25
Configurable Parts
The Esque® Kitchen Collection’s refined curves and cosmopolitan contours give it a clean, poised look that accentuates the fresh modernity of a contemporary kitchen or complements the tranquility of a transitional space. Touch it on. Touch it off. Whether you have two full hands or 10 messy fingers, Delta® Touch2O® Technology helps keep your faucet clean, even when your hands aren’t. A simple touch anywhere on the spout or handle with your wrist or forearm activates the flow of water at the temperature where your handle is set. The Delta TempSense™ LED light changes color to alert you to the water’s temperature and eliminate any possible surprises or discomfort. Delta® MagnaTite® Docking uses a powerful integrated magnet to pull your faucet spray wand precisely into place and hold it there so it stays docked when not in use. Delta® faucets with DIAMOND™ Seal Technology perform like new for life with a patented design which reduces leak points, is less hassle to install and lasts twice as long as the industry standard*. Kitchen faucets with Touch-Clean® Spray Holes allow you to easily wipe away calcium and lime build-up with the touch of a finger. You can install with confidence, knowing that Delta faucets are backed by our Lifetime Limited Warranty. Electronic parts are backed by our 5-year electronic parts warranty. *Industry standard is based on ASME A112.18.1 of 500,000 cycles.
  • With Touch2O Technology a simple touch anywhere on the spout or handle will start and stop the flow of water
  • Helps keep your faucet cleaner, because washing the mess off your hands shouldn't involve making a mess of your faucet
  • LED light signals blue when touch mode is active and flash red when batteries are running low
  • Automatic water flow shut-off after four minutes helps conserve water
  • Integrated TempSense LED light shows water temperature, changing from blue to magenta to red as temperature increases
  • Battery operated (6 AA included) for up to 2 year battery life or 6 C (not included) for up to 5 year battery life
  • Intuitive Touch2O® Technology can sense the difference between a touch and a grab, reducing the chances of false activation
  • Optional A/C adapter EP73954 may be ordered separately
  • MagnaTite Docking uses a powerful integrated magnet to snap your faucet spray wand precisely into place and hold it there so it stays docked when not in use and doesn't droop over time
  • Soft, rubber Touch-Clean spray holes allow you to easily wipe away calcium and lime build-up with the touch of a finger
  • DIAMOND Seal Technology is less hassle to install and helps your faucet perform like new for life, reducing leak points and lasting twice as long as the industry standard
  • Everything you need is together in one convenient box, including integrated InnoFlex® PEX supply lines
  • 1 or 3-hole 8" installation
  • Optional escutcheon available for purchase separately
  • ADA Compliant
  • High-arc pull-down swivels 360degrees

Installation Information


1 or 3-hole 8" installation


  • Escutcheon: Optional Escutcheon Available
  • Flow Rate: 1.80 gpm @ 60 psi, 6.8 L/min @ 414 kPa
  • Spout Height: 14-15/16"
  • Spout Length: 6-7/8"
  • Deck to Outlet: 9"
  • Fittings Type: 3/8" compression fittings
  • Deck Thickness: 3"
  • Supply Lines: Included InnoFlex® Pex-C Supply Lines
  • Valve Type: Electronic with Euromotion DIAMOND Valve
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We Love It! It took some time to get use to! But we love it. The Delta EP73954 Power Supply device that we added will be a cost savings in the future, and we won't have to crawl under the sink to replace batteries will be greatly appreciated. Also, we added two Delta RP71543 Soap Dispensers and Bottles are awesome as well.
Date published: 2019-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Faucet Beautifully designed faucet. Love it!
Date published: 2018-06-30
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will this faucet remain in spray or stream water flow after shut off and turn on?

Asked by: Weniki
Dear Weniki, Thank you for your question. The wand of the Delta Esque Bar/Prep Pull-Down 9981T-DST faucet, will stay in the same setting, that you choose, when the water is turned off and on. Best regards, Tanya
Answered by: Tanya
Date published: 2017-05-17

Will the faucet work if there is no electric power?

Asked by: lizgamal
Hi, lizgamal! Thank you for your question. The Delta 9981T-DST faucet will work with no electric power as it is powered by batteries. Best Regards, Rosanna
Answered by: DeltaFaucet11
Date published: 2018-10-05

would it work in manual mode if touch2 system stops working?

Asked by: Tarun
Hi, Tarun! Thank you for your question. The Delta 9981T-DST faucet can work in manual mode by removing the solenoid from the faucet underneath the sink. To remove the solenoid, have the handle in the 'off' position. Have a bowl/bucket underneath the sink to catch any excess water that can come out at the connections. Remove the two blue clips on the bottom and the top of the solenoid assembly. Remove the hoses from the solenoid and connect the two hoses together. Secure this connection with one of the blue clips. Please contact us back if you have any questions or need further assistance. Best Regards, Rosanna
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2018-11-01

how long dose the water run after touching a touch2o faucet

for a kitchen and beverage faucet
Asked by: roger
Thank you for your question, Roger. The water should stop immediately after touching the faucet. Best regards, Jon
Answered by: DeltaFaucet3
Date published: 2018-01-20

Is there an available replacement aerator for the stock one that has a higher flow rate? The one that comes with this faucet is very restricted. 

Asked by: Mike
Hi, Mike! Thank you for your question. At this time, we do not have an aerator option with a higher flow rate for the Delta 9981T-AR-DST Faucet. This faucet provides a flow rate of 1.80 gpm @ 60 psi. Best Regards, Rosanna
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2019-07-12

Do I leave the faucet handle open at all times when I am using the touch feature. During the day, I use the touch feature.  Do I have close the faucet handle?

Asked by: Geri
Thank you for your question, Geri! Our Touch 20 models are designed so that by leaving the handle in the "On" position, the faucet can be turned on or off with a simple touch at any time. You will not need to turn the handle to the off position as it includes a 4 minute shut off safety feature should it be accidentally activated. You may also turn the handle to the "Off" position when not in use, but the handle will need to be pulled out again in order to use the Touch feature. Best regards, Edward
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2019-09-14
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