With DWA’s new program, customers purchase and install the device, then fill out an application and submit receipts. Depending on the device purchased, the rebate could cover the entire cost plus installation. Residential customers will receive up to $150 for the device and up to $100 for professional installation. Businesses and/or homeowners associations will receive up to $2,500 for the device(s), and up to $750 for professional installation.
Click here to apply: Smart Irrigation Controllers
2016/17 is shaping up to be one of the wettest winters on record. On February 6, DWA asked the State Water Board in a formal comment letter to let the drought emergency regulation to expire. DWA spoke to the State Water Board in January at a workshop they held on the topic.
Despite requests from water agencies across the state, on February 8, the State Water Board decided to extend the drought emergency through the end of the water year. In May, the Board will reconsider and allow agencies to give feedback.
DWA is currently asking its customers to save 10-13% compared to 2013 for the purposes of long-term sustainability.
DWA remains committed to working with the state to reflect the needs of our community.
In January, our customers used 29% less water than in the same month in 2013. Palm Springs received 3.5" of rain this January, which is likely part of the reason conservation was high.
Forecasters are predicting that we may get another inch of rain in coming days. You may want to turn those sprinklers off to avoid water waste. Consider installing a smart irrigation controller with rain shut-off capabilities. Learn more about DWA's program at www.dwa.org/controller.