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Smart Irrigation Controllers

Smart Irrigation Controllers

  pdf Smart Controller Application (614 KB)

Smart controllers customize watering times for irrigation systems based on the climate, temperature and evapotranspiration rate.

The smart controller replaces your existing sprinkler timer.  Like your existing timer, it tells you sprinklers when to come on and for how long, but this device uses its attached weather station to adjust the watering times based on the weather that day.  

Thanks to an agreement between Desert Water Agency and Sentinel Energy Center, DWA can provide smart irrigation controllers to customers at no cost to them (depending on the device). 

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2016-2017 Turf Buy Back Grants

2016-2017 Turf Buy Back Grants

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Program information

  • $1 per square foot rebate (single-family residents can also choose to apply to SaveOurWaterRebates.com for funding - this will be available starting in late August)
  • Artificial turf can be counted as "plant cover" (you may use the rebate toward a 1:1 replacement of artificial turf for grass)
  • Single-family homes - if there is a fence, hedge or wall of any type/height between the street and your project, it is ineligible. Back yards are not eligible (check with SaveOurWaterRebates.com for funding)
  • Large-scale projects will be scored based on   pdf scoring criteria (371 KB)
  • Turf still must be in place at time of application - this means no retroactive turf removal projects will be approved
  • Applicants must provide a before and after photo for conversions
  • Rebates are considered taxable income by the IRS

Please note: Single-family homes will be approved on a first-come, first-served basis. Large-scale projects will NOT be evaluated in this way, but with the previously mentioned scoring criteria.

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Toilet Rebate Program

Toilet Rebate Program

Terms and Application

Replace old inefficient toilets with high-efficiency models to save water!  Residential funding has been exhausted, those interested should check back in July for additional funding.  Businesses can get up to $100 per toilet, and can apply for up to thirty toilets. The program has limited funding, and completed applications don’t guarantee a rebate.

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Water Audits

How efficient is your landscaping? Desert Water Agency performs water audits for large-scale landscapes. Please contact the Outreach & Conservation Department at 760-323-4971 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please have your landscape square footage and irrigation basics on hand.

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