Weather-based irrigation controllers (WBICs) allow for more accurate, customized irrigation by automatically adjusting the schedule and amount of water in response to changing weather conditions. Not only does this save water by reducing unnecessary watering, it allows you to tailor irrigation to meet your landscape's specific plant and climate needs.
Rebates start at:
-$80/controller for less than 1 acre of landscape
-$35/station for more than 1 acre of landscape
WBICs use smart irrigation technology for your landscape:
Save Water — WBICs can save you from overwatering your landscape by 13,500 gallons a year and ensure optimal plant health.
Save Money — Customizing your water schedule with WBICs can save over $700 on your water bill over its lifetime. Combine this with SoCal Water$mart rebates and the savings can add up!
Cutting-Edge, Superior Performance — SoCal Water$mart-recommended WBICs are tested by independent evaluators to ensure superior performance.
To ensure water-saving performance, SoCal Water$mart recommends having a professional landscape contractor install and operate WBICs. They can thoroughly evaluate site conditions and prepare professional landscape and irrigation plans to meet the needs of your home's landscape.
Click here for a list of qualifying models. Only WBICs that are Smart Water Application Technology (SWAT)-tested or EPA WaterSense certified qualify for SoCal Water$mart rebates. For more information about SWAT independent, third party performance testing protocol specific to WBICs, visit: www.irrigation.org/SWAT/swat.aspx?id=298. For more information about EPA WaterSense certified WBICs, visit: www.epa.gov/WaterSense/products/controltech.html.
Please note: Add-on devices qualify only if packaged and sold as a combined unit with a preapproved controller as listed below. All controller systems must be installed with the proper weather sensor equipment according to manufacturer specifications.
Click here to find out where you can buy qualifying WBICs.
For more information about how to find a qualified contractor and to learn more about WBIC technology, visit the WBICs Frequently Asked Questions page.