Rebates Start at $80 or $35 per Irrigation Controller Station – Eligible SMSS can have a maximum of 11 inactive stations per controller.
For Large Residential Sites
A soil moisture sensor measures soil moisture content in the active root zone where it is installed on your property. The sensor is placed in a location that best represents the overall soil moisture condition of the site, and must be connected to an irrigation system controller that accepts a signal from the sensor. A measurement is taken before each scheduled irrigation event, and the irrigation controller bypasses the scheduled run cycle if the soil moisture is above a certain threshold as defined by the user. SoCal Water$mart eligible soil moisture sensor systems (SMSS) must include a sensor and a calibrator (these are typically packaged together in the same device) and an irrigation controller. A sensor/calibrator can be added to an existing compatible irrigation controller, but the SMSS is not eligible for a rebate if the user has already received a rebate for a Weather Based Irrigation Controller. Rebates are not available for both the SMSS and a Weather Based Irrigation Controller if purchased together.
Click below to verify eligibility and identify the current rebate amounts for your new water saving device(s) or measure(s). Rebate amounts may vary by water agency and are based on the availability of funding.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in parts of Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.