Agricultural Irrigation Efficiency Program

About the Program

Rancho Water (District) is helping its agricultural customers pay for irrigation system equipment upgrades that may improve irrigation system performance. Upgrading to more efficient irrigation hardware may result in potential water savings and improved uniformity. 

The Agricultural Irrigation Efficiency Program (Program) provides FREE irrigation evaluations to determine the necessary irrigation improvements. Up to 50% of approved equipment costs can be provided for successful retrofits.      

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Application Process

This Program is available for agricultural customers only and is available on a first come, first-served basis. 

For more information, please follow the steps below: 

Step 1- Apply:

If you would like to participate in this Program, please CLICK HERE to fill out an interest form. Rancho Water will review your account information and determine eligibility. Once approved, Rancho Water will forward your information to a District approved contractor that will contact you to complete the necessary waivers and schedule a FREE irrigation evaluation. 

Step 2- Irrigation Evaluation:

A District approved contractor will meet you at your property to discuss the Program and evaluate your irrigation system. Please note, this evaluation requires you to turn on your irrigation system and to allow the contractor to perform a system test while it is running.

Step 3- Review Improvements:

After completing the evaluation, the contractor will provide you with an irrigation system evaluation report that recommends irrigation system improvements. Please note, the District provides these complimentary reports to determine what upgrades are needed.  

Step 4- District's Response:

Rancho Water will review the report and will determine your eligibility for a financial incentive. If eligible, you will be sent a project approval letter that will provide information on financial incentive amounts and approved equipment types. After reviewing the incentive amount, you will determine whether or not you would like to participate in the Program. 

Step 5- Upgrade Irrigation System:

If you agree to participate in the Program, you will purchase and install the contractor's recommended irrigation equipment within 90 Days of receiving your project approval letter. After completing your project, call the District's approved auditor to perform another free irrigation system evaluation to verify that the retrofit was successful. 

Step 6- Reimbursement

Send all of your equipment receipts and supporting documents to the District. If your project is successful, 50% of the approved equipment costs for your retrofit will be credited to your water bill.