COMMERCIAL SMART IRRIGATION CONTROLLER REBATE
Small businesses and organizations have a lot to keep up with. Make irrigation a little less complicated by updating your system with a smart irrigation controller!
How It Works
Smart irrigation controllers simplify managing your irrigation system with an easy-to-use app that shows your watering schedule and allows you to adjust your runtimes from anywhere in the world! You can even allow multiple people access to the app, such as property managers and your irrigator. Staying in touch with your watering schedule can help you better understand your water use and save money on your water bill.
This rebate is designed for commercial properties with a single irrigation controller to replace or update their current irrigation controller.
STEP 1: Complete an Annual Irrigation Checkup and Backflow Testing
Required properties not in compliance will not be approved for a rebate until compliance requirements are met. See our frequently asked questions for more information.
STEP 2: Do Your Research on Controllers and Plug-ins
Review the program requirements, frequently asked questions, and list of approved devices to understand what is needed to participate in this program. A compatible plug-in can be used with some pre-existing controllers to make them “smart,” or you can purchase a new smart controller.
STEP 3: Purchase, Install and Take Photos
Once your licensed irrigator has installed the controller or plug-in, take pictures of your new smart controller on the wall, your uninstalled and disconnected previous controller, an invoice for the installation of your new device, and a temporary read-only access code for your system. These will be submitted as part of your rebate application.
STEP 4: Apply for Rebate
Submit your application with photo documentation within 12 months of purchase. Rebates are 50% of the pre-tax device cost with a maximum rebate of $100. If approved, you will receive a confirmation email that your application has been accepted and a rebate check will be mailed within eight weeks. Checks will be made out to the billing address and name on the SAWS account. SAWS reserves the right to conduct an in-person site verification.
STEP 5: IRS Requirements
If your organization has received $600 or more in rebates from SAWS, you will be required to complete an IRS W-9 Form. SAWS will provide you with a form. You will receive a 1099 Form from SAWS for your taxes. Rebate checks will not be issued until your completed W-9 form is received by SAWS.
The Fine Print
You must be a SAWS commercial water customer.
The rebate your business receives is nontransferable. Limit one rebate per account.
The device must be an eligible product approved by SAWS. The device must have been purchased from the vendor or retail store within the last 12 months of the application submission date. 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.