Sprinkler Timer Replacement Rebate

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For single family, multifamily, and commercial landscapes

An automictic sprinkler head sprays water over green grass.

This rebate is available for sprinkler timers purchased between April 1st and October 31st.

Get up to $100 ($10 for each functioning zone on your timer) when you replace an old sprinkler timer with a new WaterSense timer. WaterSense sprinkler timers (also called irrigation controllers) connect to Wi-Fi or a small onsite weather station and automatically adjust your watering schedule according to the weather. Switching to a WaterSense timer could help reduce your landscape water use by up to 25 percent.

How to participate

  1. Read through the application for the full list of requirements.
  2. Buy and install a rebate-eligible sprinkler timer
  3. Within 30 days of buying your new timer, submit your rebate application.
  4. Receive your rebate check in the mail within 60 days of submitting your application.

If you are unable to fill out the online application, contact us to request a paper copy sent by mail. 

Is my project eligible?

Your project is eligible for a rebate if:

  • You own or manage a residential or commercial property with an existing, operational, automatic irrigation system. 
  • Your property receives a water bill from one of the Saving Water Partnership utilities.
  • You are replacing an existing sprinkler timer that is not WaterSense-labeled or is not a hose timer.
  • The project meets the requirements listed on the application.

Tips for a smooth rebate process

  • Make sure your new sprinkler timer is rebate-eligible. Your new sprinkler timer must be WaterSense-labeled. You can always contact the program manager to double-check that the timer you are planning to buy is eligible.
  • Make sure you get a receipt. Your receipt needs to show the purchase date, sprinkler timer name, sprinkler timer price, and method of payment (cash, check, credit or debit card.) If a credit or debit card was used to pay for the timer, your receipt needs to show the card type (e.g. Visa, Mastercard) and the last 4 digits of the card. If you are working with an irrigation or landscape professional, ask that they include the information we need on an itemized paid invoice. Order summaries or confirmations usually don’t show all the information we need to approve the rebate.
  • If the sprinkler timer is for a single family home, the homeowner should buy the sprinkler timer and fill out the application. If someone else purchased the sprinkler timer you may be asked to submit additional documentation. Contact the program manager before applying. This does not apply to multifamily or commercial accounts.
  • Don’t use a gift card or store credit to buy your new sprinkler timer. We can only rebate costs paid with cash, check, credit or debit card.
  • Double-check your application before submitting. If your application is incomplete, it will take longer to process your rebate check.


If you have any questions we are here to help. Feel free to get in touch with us at any point.

Contact Landscape Water Conservation Program Manager, Mark Guthrie, at mark.guthrie@seattle.gov or (206) 684-5955.