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Irrigation Upgrade rebaTES

The City's Department of Utilities offers rebates on irrigation upgrades, such as converting sprinklers nozzles to high-efficiency nozzles, converting traditional sprinklers systems to drip irrigation systems, or upgrading to a smart irrigation controller.

Residents who receive City of Sacramento water service and are the property owner or bill-paying tenants who have written consent from the property owner can apply.

Eligible customers can receive:

  • Up to $800 for irrigation materials used to upgrade or convert to water-efficient systems
  • Up to $400 for materials used to upgrade current irrigation systems to drip irrigation or high-efficiency systems
  • Up to $400 for upgrading to an EPA WaterSense-certified smart irrigation controller
  • Up to $150 for license-contractor labor costs


  1. Submit an online application or printed application

  2. Wait for approval from water conservation staff

  3. Schedule a pre-inspection before beginning your project

  4. Complete the upgrade and submit receipts and completed project photos

  5. Schedule a post-inspection from water conservation staff

  6. Receive your rebate check



For questions about this program, call 916-808-5605 or email

Rebates for smart controllers are not retroactive. It is the customer’s responsibility to be aware of all program requirements. Projects underway or completed prior to pre-inspection are not eligible.