City of Modesto water customers may be eligible for a rebate when they upgrade or purchase and install a new smart irrigation controller. The rebate amount may not exceed $75 per City of Modesto water account. Funding is limited and applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. The City reserves the right to terminate this program at any time and for any reason.
Replacing an existing timer with a qualifying irrigation controller that meets Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards can save an average home nearly 8,800 gallons of water annually. Modern technology has produced controllers that connect to weather stations to prevent watering during rain and can be operated from a smart phone.