Rebates Start At $80/Controller & $35/Station – Eligible devices will be rebated only for active stations. Active stations are those that are physically connected to an in-use irrigation system

$80/Controller for Less than 1 Acre of Landscape & $35/Station for More than 1 Acre of Landscape.

Weather Based Irrigation Controllers

Weather Based “Smart” Controllers for irrigation work on a simple principle: provide the appropriate watering schedule, adjust for weather changes and irrigate based on the needs of the landscape and soil conditions. A smart controller will automatically reduce the watering times as the weather gets cooler and less water is needed. Then as the weather begins to warm up, the controller will add more watering time. The way this typically works is that you set the controller for a default maximum watering time, based on the hottest time of year. Then the controller reduces that time amount by a percentage value when less water is needed.

There are a variety of weather-based “smart” controllers available for commercial applications. Whether it is real-time on-site weather data, off-site data with internet access, historical weather data or on-site monitoring, the new “smart” controllers leave little room for error.

WBICs Use Smart Irrigation Technology for Your Landscape

  • WBICs can save you from overwatering your landscape by 13,500 gallons a year and ensure optimal plant health.
  • 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!
  • WBICs can save you from overwatering your landscape by 13,500 gallons a year and ensure optimal plant health.

Cutting-Edge, Superior Performance

  • SoCal Water$mart-recommended WBICs are tested by independent evaluators to ensure superior performance.
  • They can thoroughly evaluate site conditions and prepare irrigation watering schedules to meet the needs of your home’s landscape.
Only WBICs that are EPA WaterSense certified qualify for SoCal Water$mart rebates. For more information about EPA WaterSense certified WBICs, visit:

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.

For more information about how to find a qualified contractor and to learn more about WBIC technology, visit the WBICs Frequently Asked Questions page.

WBICs Frequently Asked Questions

Hose Bib Irrigation Controller

Smart Hose Bib Irrigation Controllers can upgrade your hose to an advanced system of water management. Similar to the Weather Based Irrigation Controllers (WBIC), eligible Smart Hose Bib Irrigation Controllers offer users the ability to set watering schedules while accounting for changing weather conditions. Using weather data to determine when to water will help to ensure that no water is wasted while keeping your plants healthy. Compared to the WBIC, Hose Bibs offer a more versatile solution that connects directly between your faucet and hose, providing both ease of use and installation.