If you have an automatic lawn irrigation system, the city of Sioux Falls encourages you to retrofit a rain sensor into your existing irrigation system. The City is offering rebates to offset your cost in installing this sensor. This device can significantly reduce the amount of water on your lawn: It shuts off your sprinklers when your lawn receives a quarter-inch of rain. Installing a rain sensor on your lawn irrigation system can:
Save you significant money on your water bill. While rainfall varies widely from year to year, your rain sensor has the potential to save you an estimated $100 per year on your water bill.
Conserve the community's drinking water supply. Lawn watering is a very significant factor in water usage, and it is often quite inefficient. What is less water wise than water sprinklers operating while rain is pouring down?
Reduce wear on your irrigation system because your system operates less.
Reduce lawn and landscaping damage due to over watering.
Both residential and non-residential properties can qualify for a rebate up to $ 50.00 toward the purchase and installation of the first rain sensor, and $ 35.00 for each additional rain sensor. ( Some large systems may have more than one controller and may require multiple rain sensors)
⇒ Note: To qualify for the Rain- Sensor rebate program you must have an existing irrigation system installed prior to May 12th, 2005. Any installation after this date voids the rebate program. If you may have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (605) 351-1181 for further information.
The City of Sioux Falls offers a $80.00 rebate towards the replacement of irrigation timers/controllers (from the approved list listed below) which replace's older timers that have less functionality. With new controllers/timers from Hunter as well as Rain Bird, you can account for the city's new watering policy of odd/even days that has been enforced as of June 1st of 2008. With Hunter (our #1 choice) you can have full flexibility of future expansions such as extra stations, rain/freeze/flow sensors, on-site weather stations, remote control and so much more.
Plumbing Retrofit Program
Programmable Irrigation Timer
Qualifying Product List May 20, 2008
Approved Programmable Irrigation Timers
Brand Model #
Sioux Falls residents are encouraged to participate in the City’s new plumbing retrofit rebate program starting June 5, 2008.
The program will reimburse residents and businesses that purchase programmable timers for their irrigation system as follows:
Residential Users - $80.00 Maximum Reimbursement
Residential Users - $65.00 (second timer) Maximum Reimbursement
Nonresidential Users - $80.00 Maximum Reimbursement
Nonresidential Users - $65.00 (second timer) Maximum Reimbursement
How to Qualify:
Must be a residential of Sioux Falls Utilities water customer.
Must have an existing irrigation system with older timer. Newly installed systems do not qualify
Controller Rebate Program
For a limited time only. . .
The City of Sioux Falls is offering rebates toward the purchase and installation of qualified rain sensors and new controllers. Not only will you save money by updating your system but save water as well. So don't hesitate and give us a call... "because these rebates wont last to long"!
"Click" on the green button above to print out the rebate form provided by Sioux Falls public works.