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WaterSmart Contractor Incentive Program

The WaterSmart Contractor Incentive Program (WSCIP) is a large landscape and technology-focused program, which targets qualified landscape contractors and self-managed sites. The San Diego County Water Authority’s (SDCWA) mission is to improve water-use efficiency in large landscapes by retrofitting irrigation devices.

What is WSCIP?

WSCIP offers four incentivized water-efficient devices that are among the irrigation industry’s best management practices.


Enrollment is a paperless process. To participate, create an account to enroll and verify your qualifications. This pilot program is available for a limited time and on a first-come-first-served basis.


Below are lists of general program requirements and the qualifying irrigation devices and their respective rebate amounts.


If you require assistance, contact WSCIP Customer Support:

(888) 233-5607 or

Program Requirements

Commercial (including HOAs), industrial, institutional and agricultural sites

Minimum of one acre of irrigated landscape with no maximum limit

Must receive potable water service from a SDCWA retail member agency

Sites using recycled water may also be eligible on a case-by-case basis. Call (626) 200-3691 to find out.

Contractors must hold a C-27 license

Qualifying Irrigation Devices & Respective Maximum Rebate Amounts


Smart Irrigation Controllers - $50 per station

USEPA WaterSense-labelled products. Must be eligible for MWD SoCal WaterSmart incentive. Click here and also here to see which controllers qualify!


High-Efficiency Sprinkler Nozzles - $7 per nozzles

Must be eligible for MWD SoCal WaterSmart incentive. Click here to see which nozzles qualify!


Flow Sensors - $120 per sensor

All makes/models qualify, provided they are compatible to work with designated irrigation controller and system has a master valve.


Drip Irrigation - $0.40 per square foot

Netafim or any other inline drip tubing is strongly recommended. However, all makes/models qualify. Incentives are based on coverage area of drip zone.

Enrolled Contractors

This program is co-funded by San Diego County Water Authority and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

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