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Smart Controller Rebate for Single-Family Homeowners in the San Diego Area


Up to $350.00 Rebate Makes Saving Water Easy!

A ‘Smart’ or Weather-based Irrigation Controller can be an effective technology for reducing water usage outdoors. Unlike a standard automatic timer that turns on the sprinklers at set intervals, a ‘Smart’ Controller uses weather data and site information such as plant type and sprinkler system output to adjust watering times and frequency. Because proper installation and initial set-up of these controllers generally requires an in-depth knowledge of soils, precipitation rates, slope measurements and related factors, professional installation is required for this program.

A smart controller will not make-up for irrigation design flaws; in most cases, it will highlight inefficiencies in your system which require fixing prior to the realization of any savings. Additional consultations with your installer may be necessary to calibrate smart controller settings.

Note: Installation of a smart controller may lead to an increase in your water use and may require additional irrigation design changes. Contact your landscaper if changes are made to the landscape to ensure your smart controller settings reflect your new design.

Rebate Amount: Up to $350.00

Minimum Requirements:

Rebate Process:

Step 1. Check your water bill and verify that you’re a customer of one of the following participating water agencies: City of San Diego, Helix Water District, Olivenhain Municipal Water District, Otay Water District, Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District, Santa Fe Irrigation District, Sweetwater Authority, Valley Center Municipal Water District or Vista Irrigation District.

Note: City of San Diego customers must call (619) 570-1999 to schedule a Water Conservation Survey BEFORE participating in the Smart Controller Rebate program.

Step 2. Purchase a Smart Controller listed on the San Diego County Water Authority’s “Eligible Products List.” Only products purchased and installed after July 1, 2007 qualify for the rebate.

Step 3. Complete rebate application located below (limit one per household).

Step 4. Mail completed application and original purchase/sales receipt, to your water agency listed below (must be postmarked no later than June 30, 2008). Make a copy of your application and receipts for your files.

City of San Diego Water Dept.
Smart Controller Rebate
600 B St. Ste. 1210 MS 912
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 570-1999
Helix Water District
Smart Controller Rebate
7811 University Ave.
La Mesa, CA 91941
(619) 667-6202

Olivenhain Municipal Water District
Smart Controller Rebate
1966 Olivenhain Road
San Diego , CA 92101
(760) 632-4641

Otay Water District
Smart Controller Rebate
2554 Sweetwater Springs Blvd.
Spring Valley, CA 91978
(619) 670-2291

Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District
Smart Controller Rebate
1920 N. Iris Lane
Escondido, CA 92026
(760) 745-5522 ext. 217

Santa Fe Irrigation District
Smart Controller Rebate
P.O. Box 409
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
(858) 756-2237 ext. 29

Sweetwater Authority
Smart Controller Rebate
P.O. Box 2328
Chula Vista, CA 91912
(619) 409-6882

Valley Center Municipal Water District
Smart Controller Rebate
P.O. Box 67
Valley Center, CA 92082
(760) 749-1603 ext. 244

Vista Irrigation District
Smart Controller Rebate
1391 Engineer St.
Vista, CA 92081
(760) 597-3160

Step 5. Receive your rebate! Allow 6-8 weeks for rebate to be distributed. Your water agency may contact you to schedule a post-installation inspection prior to distributing the rebate.


This program is sponsored by the San Diego County Water Authority, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, and participating San Diego County water agencies.

* - Other qualifying controllers available for rebate (not currently sold by us): Aqua Conserve Aqua ET-9, ETwater Smart Controller, Irritrol Smart Dial, Rain Bird ET Manager, Rain Master RME Eagle, Toro Intelli-Sense, WeatherTRAK, and Weathermatic SL800, SL1624 (SLW10 or SLW20 weather monitor is required)