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Large Property Irrigation Rebates

 

Item

Rebate

Notes

Smart controller

Based on project scope

Must be able to adjust run time and days per week based on current weather information. 
*Click below for information on recycling your old controller.

Rain sensors

$15 each wired, $50 each wireless

n/a

Soil moisture sensors

$100 each             

Must be able to connect to controller and schedule adjustments.

Gear-driven rotor sprinklers

$12 each

New heads must have check valves.

Pop-up sprinkler bodies

$9 each

New heads must have pressure-regulating stems and check valves. Minimum 4" pop-up height.

High-efficiency nozzles

$6 each

n/a

Spray-to-drip conversion

$200 per zone

Indicate number of zones on itemized invoice.


*Recycle your old irrigation controller at any Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply store. Their partner, Nonprofit Blue Star Recycles, responsibly recycles electronics while creating jobs for people with autism and disabilities. Click here for details and instructions.

 

Maximum Total Rebate Amounts

  • The total maximum rebate amount will be approved by Aurora Water Conservation staff according to the agreed-upon project scope.

  • Irrigation components (all of the above except for smart controllers) are eligible for a total maximum rebate of $15,000.

  • Smart controller rebates are paid out in three installments. Upon completion of the project, 50% of the pre-tax material cost of the controller is paid out. The remaining two 25% payments are issued at the end of the following two full growing seasons, pending irrigation efficiency.

Irrigation Rebate Rules

  1. Irrigation rebates are intended to be an incentive for efficiency upgrades to existing irrigation systems. Brand new systems do not qualify.

  2. Rebates cover the price of the purchased item only; tax and labor are not included.

  3. Applicants are required to submit a W-9 form.

  4. Applications must be submitted within 90 days of purchase.

  5. Smart controller rebate applicants are required to sign up for Aurora Water’s Large Property Watering Variance program.

  6. Outdoor water assessments are not required to receive irrigation rebates.

Process

  1. Rebates are not guaranteed. Prior to installation, contact Aurora Water Conservation staff to discuss your project scope and estimate to receive pre-approval.

  2. Once approved, proceed with installation.

  3. Submit an application and necessary paperwork, including W-9 and itemized receipt that shows brand, model and breakdown of material costs, labor and taxes. Other items may  be required per rules above.

  4. Upon approval, rebate checks may take up to eight weeks to process.

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