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Residential Irrigation Equipment Rebates#

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Utilities partners with Efficiency Works to offer rebates on qualified water-efficient products from local and online retailers. Make sure the equipment you purchase is eligible by carefully reviewing equipment information below.

After verifying your rebate eligibility, complete the residential efficiency rebates application on the Efficiency Works portal by clicking the button below. If you don't have an account with Efficiency Works, you can create one on the portal, or continue as a guest.

Applications must be submitted within 45 days of purchase. Please allow up to eight weeks for rebate processing. Funds are limited. Utilities reserves the right to verify equipment purchase and installation location for requested rebates.

Complete Rebate Application

Eligibility and Qualified Equipment#

  • Equipment must be installed at a Fort Collins Utilities residential water service address 
  • Water efficiency rebates are for Utilities water customers only. Stormwater and wastewater only accounts, including ELCO and Fort Collins-Loveland Water District customers, are not eligible.
Eligible equipment Rebate Equipment guidelines
Weather-based irrigation controller or add on Up to $55
  • Rebate is intended for controllers connected to an in-ground irrigation system
  • WaterSense certified; add on device will make an irrigation controller WaterSense certified and able to adapt watering schedules as weather changes
Rotary nozzles Up to $3.50/nozzle
  • Rotary nozzles, or high efficiency nozzles, slowly deliver multiple streams of water, reducing water waste
  • Rotor nozzles or rotor heads and pressure-reducing spray heads do not qualify
Rain sensor

Up to $15 (wired)

Up to $30 (wireless)

  • Required to be connected to an underground irrigation system
  • Wireless model is also required to be connected to a weather-based irrigation controller that controls an in-ground irrigation system
Soil moisture sensor Up to $50
  • Rebate is intended for equipment connected to a permanent in-ground irrigation system and calibrates with the irrigation controller to irrigate when moisture has been depleted from the soil
Drip conversion equipment Up to $110
  • Rebate is for converting grass/turf zones to drip irrigation; drip systems installed with a new in-ground irrigation system do not qualify
  • Eligible equipment includes drip hose, conversion heads, emitters, hooks and clamps, risers, etc.
Spigot timer Up to $55
  • Timer is required to have an automatic shutoff
  • Rebate is intended for equipment not associated with an in-ground irrigation system
Flow sensor Up to $110
  • Flow sensors measure how slowly or quickly water is flowing through an irrigation system and sends that information to an irrigation controller
  • Required to be connected to a WaterSense irrigation controller
Master valve Up to $110
  • Installed at the base of the backflow device, which controls water flow into the mainline of the system
Pressure reducing valve (PRV) at point of connection Up to $220
  • Large brass valve installed by a professional technician to reduce water pressure to an entire irrigation system; drip system pressure reducing valves do not qualify
  • Requires pre-approval by Utilities staff to ensure equipment was properly installed (contact


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If a utility makes a payment to you for your purchase or installation of water conservation equipment, the rebate may be considered (partially) taxable income by the IRS. If you receive rebate payments totaling $600 or more within one calendar year, and you are not organized as a corporation, Fort Collins Utilities will send you a 1099-MISC from in January or February of the following year. You may wish to consult a tax advisor if you plan to exceed $600 in rebates.

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