Monitor water use and detect leaks in real time with a flow sensor. Protect your property from costly water damage and conserve water with a SAWS rebate.

How It Works

  • STEP 1: Complete an Annual Irrigation Checkup (If required)

    Per City of San Antonio Ordinance, residential and commercial properties five (5) acres or larger and properties defined as Large Use (properties that used over 1 million gallons of water for irrigation in the prior calendar year) with in-ground irrigation systems submit an annual irrigation checkup to the San Antonio Water System Conservation department by May 1 each year. Properties not in compliance with this step will not be eligible for a rebate until compliance requirements are met.

  • STEP 2: Before You Buy

    Determine if your property is eligible and Wi-Fi is available, then review the rebate agreement and research the SAWS-approved devices. These products may be installed on up to two-inch meters.

  • Buy and Install

    Purchase an approved product at any retail location. One flow sensor is self-install while other devices may require a plumber.

  • STEP 3: Apply for $150 Rebate

    Submit a rebate application. After SAWS verifies the device was activated at the account's location, the rebate will be applied as a credit on the account. Program funds are limited and applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Before You Buy


Smart water monitoring systems are relatively recent innovations. They can help you identify leaks and track your water use, potentially saving you money and avoiding property damage or unexpected high water bills. Research each device’s features and costs carefully before selecting a product.


Are you Eligible?

Your SAWS commercial water account must be in good standing and in compliance with the Annual Irrigation Checkup, if required. Have you ever received a notice you are ineligible for SAWS conservation programs? If you are not sure, contact us at 210-704-SAWS (7283).


Review Rebate Agreement

Learn the basics in our FAQ and review the rebate agreement.


Do Your Homework

Research each product before purchasing a device to ensure it meets your needs.

  • Visit each product website and determine the cost of installation.
  • Watch the installation videos provided by the vendor.
  • Some products measure indoor water use only while others record water consumption at the meter, including outdoor watering. Note: Flume flow sensors measure indoor and irrigation system water consumption. However, SAWS does not provide a rebate for Flume flow sensors and cannot recommend them to customers because they are not compatible with new meter technology.

The Fine Print

You must be a SAWS commercial water customer.

The rebate your property receives is nontransferable. Limit one rebate per account.

To view your rebate history, you will need online access to your SAWS service account. Note: Once you have logged in to My Account, look for the Rebates & Rewards button in the main navigation menu.

Only SAWS-approved flow sensors are eligible for the rebate. The device will be bought from the vendor or retail store. The device will not be shipped from SAWS.

See rebate agreement and FAQ for additional program requirements. Program funds are limited and applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

SAWS makes no guarantees regarding the continued functioning of the device or company.

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