How Does it work?
Smart irrigation controllers can keep your landscape lush while providing the optimal amount of water for your plants. Watering at the appropriate levels saves valuable drinking water and helps prevent lawn-destroying fungus and disease.
- Weather-based controllers monitor weather conditions, like temperature and humidity. They determine how much water your landscape needs and adjust the watering schedule accordingly, ensuring your plants are healthy and beautiful.
- Soil moisture sensors (SMS) measure how much water is already in the soil, and can be connected to most irrigation controllers. They will prevent an automatic irrigation system from watering if the soil is already wet enough.
Homeowners are pre-qualified based in part on the volume of water they use, and this is evaluated periodically. Therefore, pre-qualification can change year to year.
Residents must always adhere to local watering restrictions even if a smart irrigation controller is added to the sprinkler system.
- An itemized receipt/invoice identifying the make, model and model number as well as purchase or installation date, and individual costs for product and installation. Costs for materials, hardware or other supplies other than what was supplied in the product packaging are not eligible for reimbursement.
- A completed SMS Checklist or ET Checklist, signed and dated by the installing contractor certifying that the installation followed manufacturer or University of Florida Recommendations for Optimizing Use of Smart Irrigation Controllers (UF IFAS)
- A picture of the SMS probe (if applying for a soil moisture sensor rebate)showing probe installation depth and orientation.
- A copy of your utility bill is required.
- If rebate is payable to a representative of the homeowner, a completed and signed general release form is required. You may download a general release form here.