Drip Irrigation

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.


Rebate Information

The Spray to Drip Rebate Program is currently active for customers of the following retail water agencies: 
City of Brea
El Toro Water District
City of Fountain Valley
Irvine Ranch Water District
Laguna Beach County Water District
City of La Habra
Mesa Water District
 Moulton Niguel Water District (Commercial Properties Only)
City of Newport Beach
 City of Orange
City of San Clemente
Santa Margarita Water District (Residential Properties Only)
City of Seal Beach
Serrano Water District
South Coast Water District
City of Tustin
City of Westminster
Yorba Linda Water District
If your agency is not listed above, applications are being accepted on a waitlist basis. Being placed on the waitlist does not guarantee your participation in the Program.
Applicants on the wait list may not begin their projects until such time as (1) the application is moved from the wait list to an active status; and (2) the applicant has received the Project Approval email. Projects started prior to moving to active status and receipt of the Project Approval email will not be funded (no exceptions). You will be notified by email should your project come off the wait list. Applicants on the wait list will be subject to the Program rebate levels, guidelines, terms, and conditions in place at the time the application comes off the wait list and moves to active status.

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.

Commercial sites may be able to receive $0.20 per square foot of converted area, with a maximum of 45,000 square feet per customer. Contact Spray-to-Drip@mwdoc.com for more information. The commercial application can be found in the Steps to Participate Section below.
Projects that are underway or already completed prior to the receipt of the "Notice to Proceed" email are not eligible to participate.

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.)


Program Documents

Eligible Products List

*Terms and Conditions*

Fact Sheets

Drip Tubing Fact Sheet
"Spec Sheet" - Example of a Drip Tubing Component Bundle



Steps to Participate

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.

Frequently Asked Questions


Contact Information

Email: Spray-to-Drip@mwdoc.com


A rebate program application and all of the personal information listed in it is public record and will be made available to any member of the public who requests it.  By signing a rebate program application, the applicant acknowledges that applicant has no privacy expectations to this information and waives any claim to such.