You Earn up to $5,000
Rebate offer expires one year from initial consultation
Residential Irrigation Design Rebate
Make changes to your irrigation system, get a cash rebate, and get the garden or landscape you want without the high water bills. Ditch the entire system and you’ll receive a larger rebate.
Why the rebate? In San Antonio, customers with irrigation systems use 70 percent more water on average in the summer and 50 percent more annually than customers without irrigation systems.
How It Works
The Residential Irrigation Design Rebate program is currently on hold. Customers with existing rebate offers can complete their projects and email email@example.com for the information needed to complete the Final Irrigation Rebate Inspection and Agreement process.
The residential irrigation design rebate is available to SAWS residential water customers that make permanent changes to their irrigation systems resulting in long-term water savings.
STEP 1: Schedule a Residential Irrigation Consultation FIRST!
Call 210-704-7283 to schedule a consultation. Appointments last an hour. We will run your irrigation system, make recommendations and provide a preliminary rebate offer for irrigation changes tailored to your landscape. Rebate offers are good for 12 months from the date of the first consultation.
STEP 2: Complete Changes to your Irrigation System
Remember, you MUST have a consultation BEFORE any work can begin. Have a licensed irrigator complete the work or complete it yourself, following all city and state laws governing irrigation installation. If work is finished and a final inspection is scheduled within 90 days of the first consultation, SAWS will add a 10% BONUS to your rebate!
STEP 3: Pass your Final Irrigation Rebate Inspection
After work is complete, schedule your final inspection to verify your work. Sign the final agreement at the inspection. In five (5) business days, we will email your approved final rebate notification. Rebates $600 or more require an IRS W-9 Form. SAWS will provide you one. 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.
STEP 4: Rebate Check Issued
Once you have received your final rebate approval notice via email, you will receive your check within eight (8) weeks. Checks will be made out to the name on the SAWS account and mailed first class via U.S. Postal Service to the mailing address on the final inspection agreement. If a different name or mailing address for the check is preferred, you need to provide this information during the final inspection.
The rebate is based on the number of zones your system has and the gallons per minute your irrigation system uses at the initial consultation.
Irrigation changes are expected to be a permanent change to your property.
The table below shows your options, the requirements and rebate amount ranges:
Permanent Removal of Irrigation System
|Removal of Irrigation System
(Active Systems: $$$$$)
(Non-Functional Systems: $$$)
|Removal of Irrigation Zone
(Per Zone: $$$)
|Spray Zone to Drip Irrigation
(Per Zone: $$)
|Conversion to Pressure-Regulated Heads
(Per Zone: $)
|Installation of New Master Valve
(One per system: $$)
The Fine Print
You must have an Irrigation Consultation BEFORE you begin any work. Work completed prior to the first consult will not receive rebates.
Rebate offer good for 12 months from the date of the initial consult.
Rebates are in cash. Rebates over $600 will require an IRS W-9 tax form.
Work completed within 90 days from the initial consultation offer receives a 10% bonus.
Maximum targeted changes rebate equals the amount offered for permanent system removal, plus bonuses (if any).