Water your landscape more efficiently and save water by converting areas irrigated by spray heads to drip irrigation. Rather than spraying wide areas, drip systems utilize point emitters to deliver water to specific locations at or near plant root zones. Water drips slowly from the emitters either onto the soil surface or below ground. As a result, less water is lost to wind and evaporation, and weed growth is minimized. Drip irrigation systems are very water-efficient and are even customizable for different plant varieties in a small area.
The current residential rebate level is up to $175 per component bundle (kit), and can be applied towards eligible equipment. Each site is eligible for up to three (3) kits. Each kit is able to provide coverage for between 250 and 500 square feet of spray irrigation retrofit. The Residential Rebate Application can be found in the Steps to Participate section below.
The installed drip irrigation equipment must be listed on the Eligible Products List. Only drip irrigation equipment on the Eligible Products List, as evidenced by the submission of a purchase receipt, will be eligible to receive a rebate. Microspray, point source emitters, and drippers are not rebate eligible under the Program. Samples of Non-Eligible Equipment
Contractor invoices must include price, SKU/model numbers, manufacturer, and quantities of the rebate-eligible products purchased.
The conversion must replace standard spray irrigation with drip irrigation.
A minimum of 250 square feet of irrigated area must be converted to drip irrigation. In addition, for each kit a minimum of 250 square feet must be converted. (For example, if installing one kit, the converted area must be a minimum of 250 square feet. If installing two kits, the minimum converted area must be 500 square feet. For three kits, the minimum converted area must be 750 square feet.)
1) Complete and submit a Program application. As part of the application process, you will need to upload three pre-retrofit pictures of the project area (the photos must be taken with the spray irrigation in use) and a simple site plan sketch. Apply online by clicking: Online Residential Application or Online Commercial Application
2) You will be notified by email of your application status and next steps.
3) Following installation of the drip kits, you must complete the Online Project Completion Form by following the link provided to you in your application acceptance email. You will need to upload post-retrofit pictures of the project area and purchase receipts/invoices for the equipment installed.
4) The Program Administrator will then make arrangements to schedule your MANDATORY Post-Inspection to verify the amount of the spray to drip conversion. You must provide the inspectors with full access to the Project site Monday–Friday during daylight hours.