Central Basin Municipal Water District

July is Smart Irrigation Month! 

July is Smart Irrigation Month

Each year, July is recognized as Smart Irrigation Month by the Irrigation Association. Central Basin celebrates the month-long initiative by raising awareness of the value of water and promoting water-saving products, practices, and services. Did you know that outdoor water use typically reaches its highest demand in the month of July? Have you noticed you or your family using more water than normal? If so, there are rebates available that may help reduce your water use! The following rebates for outdoor appliances are available on SoCalWaterSmart.com:

  • Weather-based Irrigation Controllers (WBICs)

    Rebates start at $80/controller for less than 1 acre of landscape

    $35/station for more than 1 acre


  • Rotating Sprinkler Nozzles

    Rebates start at $2/nozzle


  • Rain Barrels & Cisterns

    Rebates start at $35/per barrel or $250-$350 for a cistern


  • Soil Moisture Sensor System

    Rebates start at $80/controller for less than 1 acre of landscape

    $35/station for more than 1 acre


    If you are not interested in rebates at the time, the following tips can also help reduce your water use:

  • Take a break from mowing your lawn. Leaving your grass long (about 2-3 inches) promotes a more drought-resistant lawn, reduced evaporation, and fewer weeds.
  • Replacing plants with drought-tolerant ones will provide a pop of color to your landscape while reducing your water use.
  • Check your sprinkler heads often – according to the Environmental Protection Agency, a single broken sprinkler head can waste up to 25,000 gallons within a six-month period.
  • Put down the hose! Sweep driveways, sidewalks, and patios instead of hosing them off.
  • Use leftover ice to water your lawn or plants.
  • Be sure to water your yard early in the morning when temperatures are cool.


We hope you, too, are celebrating July as “Smart Irrigation Month!” Please feel free to share your smart irrigation tips in the comments.

Posted by kelsey.coleman On 28 July, 2020 at 9:52 AM  

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