A new rebate program for irrigation devices is available to qualified landscape contractors in San Diego County.
The WaterSmart Contractor Incentive Program, or WSCIP, is designed to help commercial, public and agricultural property owners improve water-use efficiency in large landscapes, through rebates for irrigation hardware upgrades. School districts, universities, and other organizations are also eligible.
WaterSmart offers water efficiency programs, services and incentives for residents, businesses and farmers in San Diego County.
Rebates for innovative irrigation devices
Qualifying project sites must include at least one acre of irrigated landscape. The rebates are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
“The incentive program was designed to be business-friendly and is part of the Water Authority’s focus on long-term water-use efficiency,” said Efren Lopez, a water resources specialist with the Water Authority, who manages the new program and the Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper Program.
The program offers a comprehensive package of innovative irrigation devices. Bundling these four items leads to the greatest water efficiency, but at least two items must be installed to participate in the rebate program.
Rebates are offered for the following devices:
- Smart Irrigation Controllers $35 per station
- High Efficiency Sprinkler Nozzles $6 per nozzle
- Flow Sensors $60 per sensor
- Drip Irrigation $0.20 per square foot
The program is funded through Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s Member Agency Administered Program. To enroll, or for more information, go to https://www.sdwatersmartcip.com/ or call (888) 521-9763.