Commercial & Multi-Family Irrigation Equipment Rebate

Program Overview

Commercial, Multi-Family and Institutional properties can save thousands of dollars by improving the efficiency of their irrigation systems. Improvements to the physical irrigation system combined with proper management and efficient practices can typically result in savings of up to 50% of total outdoor water use. The Commercial Irrigation Equipment Rebate Program provides rebates for high-efficiency irrigation equipment as an incentive for commercial, multi-family and institutional water customers. Past participants have saved a tremendous amount of water by upgrading to more efficient irrigation equipment. For lawn conversion projects, go to our Lawn to Garden page.

Available Rebates

Rebates are available for the equipment listed below. Each has its own rebate amount and requirements. For full details on each rebate type see the Program Requirements and Product Qualifications Section.

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  1. Smart Irrigation Controllers
  2. Drip Retrofit
  3. Sprinkler Nozzle Retrofit
  4. Sprinkler Head Retrofit
  5. Pressure Regulator
  6. Landscape Irrigation Sub-Meter

Smart Irrigation Controllers

Rebate is to upgrade conventional controllers to WaterSense certified smart irrigation controllers. Compared to traditional irrigation controllers, Smart irrigation controllers will adjust the watering schedule automatically based on changes in the weather helping save time, water, and money. After initial set-up and programming plants and soil should be monitored to confirm the proper amounts of water has been applied per station. Make programming adjustments when needed to not over or under water landscape.

Rebate TypeRebate Amount
Rebate is to upgrade conventional controllers to WaterSense certified smart irrigation controllers only.Rebate is $20 per active irrigation station (zone) not to exceed 50% of the list price of the controller. An active station is any station that is being used to irrigate plants.

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How to Apply

  1. Review and understand the Program Terms & Conditions (to the right) before applying.
  2. Application: Complete and submit the online Application. As part of the application process device forms listing the equipment and quantities being applied for will need to be filled out.­
    Note: Rebate will be payable to the Property Owner unless otherwise designated by the Property Owner or their designee (see step 4). Additionally, the Payee name must match the name on the required IRS W-9 form, submitted with the application. The IRS requires CCWD to issue IRS 1099’s to all customers receiving $600 or more in rebates during a calendar year. More information.
  3. Approval to Proceed: CCWD may call to schedule and conduct a pre-project site inspection if necessary to verify eligibility. Once eligibility is determined, CCWD will then send an “Approval to Proceed” letter/email indicating the irrigation upgrade rebates qualify for and the anticipated rebate amount of the project. Once the “Approval to Proceed” letter/email has been received, the project may begin.
  4. Completed Project Submittal: Once the project is completed fill out the online Finished Project Submittal form.
    • If changes were made to the number or location of devices installed submit, from the application, attach adjusted device forms.
    • Invoice/Receipt: Attach invoice(s) for the project that describe the work done. If work was done inhouse receipt should correspond to items on the devise forms. Please highlight all line items for which a rebate is being requested.
    • A completed IRS W-9 tax form (PDF).
    • If needed complete a Release of Payment Authorization (PDF) form if check is to be issued to someone other than the Property Owner.
      Please address envelope to: CCWD Water Conservation, PO Box H2o, Concord, CA 94524
  5. CCWD will contact you to schedule a post-installation inspection to verify that qualifying products have been installed and all Program Terms and Conditions have been met. Once all conditions are met, CCWD will process and issue a rebate check. Final rebate amount will be determined from the counts and measurements from the post-inspection. Please allow 6-8 weeks for rebate processing.

 Questions?

Contact the Conservation Department at 925-688-8320 or email conserve@ccwater.com.

Program Terms and Conditions

Eligibility

  • Commercial, Multi-Family, and Institutional customers with currently irrigated and maintained landscape, served by an active water account in good standing are eligible to apply.
  • Property must be in CCWD’s retail or wholesale service area.
  • Properties may require a site pre-inspection and all properties must be approved by CCWD before the project is started. Projects that are completed before CCWD approval DO NOT QUALIFY. Rebates are not retroactive.

Program Requirements and Product Qualifications

  • Application form must be signed by the property owner or property owner’s agent or designee with express consent by the property owner to the Rebate Program Terms and Conditions, and Rebate Agreement/Release of Liability.
  • A pre-installation inspection by CCWD may be required to verify Program Eligibility.
  • All equipment must be purchased new and be properly installed according to manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Completed Project Submittal Form and purchase receipts/ invoices must be submitted within six months of Approval to Proceed notice.
  • A post-installation inspection by CCWD is required to verify qualifying equipment has been installed and Program Qualifications have been met.
  • Rebated equipment must be properly maintained and operated for the useful life of the equipment.
  • Applicant must abide by the “How to Apply” procedures. For questions, contact the Conservation Department at 925-688-8320 or email conserve@ccwater.com.
  • Program is subject to available funds and CCWD reserves the right to alter the program at any time without notice

Qualifying Products and Installation Conditions

  1. Smart Irrigation Controllers
  2. Drip Retrofit
  3. Sprinkler Nozzle Retrofit
  4. Sprinkler Head Retrofit
  5. Pressure Regulator
  6. Landscape Irrigation Sub-meter

Smart Irrigation Controllers

  • Rebate is to upgrade existing conventional controllers to WaterSense certified smart irrigation controllers.
  • Rebate is $20 per active irrigation station (zone) not to exceed 50% of the list price of the controller. An active irrigation station is any station that is being used to irrigate plants.
  • Controller must be installed and programmed per manufacturer’s directions and the site’s conditions. Initial settings will require fine tuning per station.
  • Site’s existing irrigation equipment (sprinklers, valves, etc.) must be in good working order in order to be eligible.