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Get on the 2021 Waiting List!

As of April 2021 program applications are waiting list only

Four types of rebates available for upgrading your outdoor irrigation​

sprinkler.jpg "In the Zones": a solution to imbalanced irrigation areas that mix spray heads and rotor heads.  This upgrade rebates the replacement of sprays with multi-stream nozzles and pressure regulating sprinkler (PRS) bodies or adding sprays/rotors to zones to eliminate head mixing and improve efficiency.  Using PRS bodies is mandatory.  (up to $300)
timer.jpg Gear.jpg "Get Smart":  Bring any mechanical wheel/pins timer into the Wi-Fi age with this upgrade that rebates new solenoid valves (control zones individually) and an EPA WaterSense-labeled weather-based (smart) irrigation controller.  System design must meet special criteria. 
(up to $500)
timer.jpg "VIP Upgrade":  Already have a digital irrigation controller with solenoid valves?  Take the next step toward cutting edge irrigtion technology and add an EPA WaterSense-labeled weather-based irrigation controller.  System design must meet special criteria.  (up to $200)
timer.jpgsprinkler.jpg "Mix and Match": Improve zone design AND upgrade to an EPA WaterSense-labeled weather-based irrigation controller.  (up to $600)

Am I eligible?

  • Must have a working irrigation system
  • Must live in a partner city service area (check eligibility map)
  • Must irrigate with metered, City water (not lakes, canals, or wells)

If you are eligible!  APPLY HERE FOR WAITING LIST​ 

  • All applicants get a free on-site irrigation evaluation with follow up report
  • Free water conservation tool kit
  • Sustainable landscape program information

Keys to a Successful Irrigation Upgrade and Rebate

  • APPLY HERE  and select your preferred irrigation upgrade. Your irrigation system must be operational and use potable water. If it meets these initial criteria, the NIS will contact you to schedule a site visit.
  • NIS site visit will determine if your irrigation system qualifies for the irrigation upgrade you selected. 70% or better "Fitness Score" is necessary to proceed in program. Presence of head mixing (rotors and sprays) in irrigation zones will result in initial disqualification from smart controller rebate options.
  • What does a site visit include?
    • Free irrigation system evaluation and fitness score
    • Information about other Broward County sustainability programs
    • Free water saving kit – useful tools to assist your efforts to save water outdoors
  • Equipment installation must be performed by a licensed irrigation contractor within 60 days of initial evaluation.  
  • NIS must receive confirmation of commitment to upgrade within 10 days of initial site visit. Non-confirmation after 10 days results in loss of place in queue.
  • Once equipment is installed, NIS will visit your property to confirm proper equipment installation and answer any remaining questions. 
  • After installation is verified, you can then submit/upload equipment receipts or itemized contractor invoice (detailing parts and labor costs and showing proof of payment) to finalize your rebate. Rebate only covers irrigation upgrade related expenses. Address is eligible for one rebate option per year. 
  • You should receive your rebate within 60 days.