Irrigation rebates

Irrigation rebates

Whether you’re remodeling or simply trying to reduce your monthly utilities bill, we can help with money-saving business rebates on energy- and water-efficient products. No matter the size of your business, we offer a FREE basic or advanced energy audit that can help your bottom line. You can also track daily use of your electricity, natural gas and water at csu.org with My Usage to make informed decisions on ways to reduce your consumption and your bill.

Turf to native grass conversion

Installing a more sustainable turfgrass will help cultivate more attractive, healthy, resilient and efficient landscapes. 

This rebate provides qualifying customers with a credit on their water bill for converting existing high-water turfgrass areas to an approved native or lower water using grass. The rebate amount is based on the selected approved grass and area of landscape converted.

Eligibility requirements
  1. Installation address must have Colorado Springs Utilities commercial water service.
  2. Review the qualification checklist on the turf to native grass conversion application
  3. It is strongly recommended to follow the seeding guidelines to maximize your water savings potential and success. A thorough irrigation system inspection and update are also recommended.

Steps to receive rebate 

  1. Download and complete the turf to native grass conversion application.
  2. Digitally sign - or print and sign - the rebate application.
  3. Provide a clear, legible copy of your itemized receipt. Paid purchase invoices/receipts must clearly identify the approved grass species and include date of purchase, purchase price, species, and weight. A product label must also be submitted, containing grass species composition by percentage or weight is required.
  4. Provide a copy of valid photo ID for proof of lawful residency.
  5. Email or mail the completed application to products@csu.org or
    Colorado Springs Utilities
    Energy Rebates
    P.O. Box 1103, Mail Code 1339
    Colorado Springs, CO 80947 

 

Flow sensor - up to $400 per sensor

A  flow sensor can save a great deal of wasted water and increase your water management capabilities. A flow sensor measures the irrigation water rate of flow for any given zone or zones. The rebate covers half of the purchase price on the device (and all other peripheral components needed), up to $400 per flow sensor.

Eligibility requirements

  1. Installation address must have Colorado Springs Utilities commercial water service.
  2. It is strongly recommended that a WaterSense certified smart irrigation controller be installed in coordination to a flow sensor but is not required. We highly recommend having these installed and programmed by a qualified professional following a thorough irrigation and landscape evaluation.

Steps to receive rebate

  1. Download and complete the flow sensor rebate application.
  2. Digitally sign - or print and sign - the rebate application.
  3. Provide a clear, legible copy of your itemized receipt.
  4. Provide a copy of valid photo ID for proof of lawful residency.
  5. Email or mail the completed application to products@csu.org or
    Colorado Springs Utilities
    Energy Rebates
    P.O. Box 1103, Mail Code 1339
    Colorado Springs, CO 80947 


Smart irrigation controllers - up to $400 per controller
WaterSense qualified smart irrigation controllers can reduce irrigation water use by an average of 16 percent. The rebate covers half of the purchase price, up to $400 per WaterSense certified smart controller.

Eligibility requirements

  1. Installation address must have Colorado Springs Utilities commercial water service.
  2. It is strongly recommended that a WaterSense certified smart irrigation controller be installed and programmed by a qualified professional following a thorough irrigation and landscape evaluation.

Steps to receive rebate

  1. View the approved list of qualifying WaterSense products.
  2. Download and complete the smart irrigation controller application.
  3. Digitally sign - or print and sign - the rebate application.
  4. Provide a clear, legible copy of your itemized receipt.
  5. Provide a copy of valid photo ID for proof of lawful residency.
  6. Email or mail the completed application to products@csu.org or
    Colorado Springs Utilities
    Energy Rebates
    P.O. Box 1103, Mail Code 1339
    Colorado Springs, CO 80947


Drip Conversion
Drip irrigation is a type of highly-efficient irrigation that delivers water from the irrigation pipe directly to the soil at the root zone of the plant. Our new drip conversion rebate returns a portion of the cost of drip irrigation equipment to customers converting high-water use landscaping to low-water use landscaping. To earn a rebate, you must convert at least one full spray or rotor irrigation zone to drip irrigation.

Eligibility requirements

  1. Installation address must have Colorado Springs Utilities commercial water service.
  2. It is strongly recommended that irrigation equipment be installed and programmed by a qualified professional following a thorough irrigation system and landscape evaluation.
  3. This rebate does not apply to new construction.

Steps to receive rebate

  1. Review the drip conversion fact sheet.
  2. View the approved list of qualifying drip conversion equipment.
  3. Download and complete the drip conversion application.
  4. Digitally sign - or print and sign - the rebate application.
  5. Provide a clear, legible copy of your itemized receipt.
  6. Provide a copy of valid photo ID for proof of lawful residency.
  7. Email or mail the completed application to products@csu.org or
    Colorado Springs Utilities
    Energy Rebates
    P.O. Box 1103, Mail Code 1339
    Colorado Springs, CO 80947


High-efficiency matched precipitation nozzles

High-efficiency matched precipitation nozzles are 20 to 30 percent more efficient than conventional spray heads and can save up to 5 to 10 percent of landscape water use. The rebate is up to $4 to per unit.

Eligibility requirements

  1.  Installation address must have Colorado Springs Utilities commercial water service.
  2. This rebate is for retrofit applications only and does not apply to new construction.

Steps to receive rebate

  1. View the approved list of qualified nozzles.
  2. Download and complete the irrigation equipment application.
  3. Digitally sign - or print and sign - the rebate application.
  4. Provide a clear, legible copy of your itemized receipt.
  5. Provide a copy of valid photo ID for proof of lawful residency.
  6. Email or mail the completed application to products@csu.org or
    Colorado Springs Utilities
    Energy Rebates
    P.O. Box 1103, Mail Code 1339
    Colorado Springs, CO 80947


Pressure-regulating sprinkler heads with check-valves

Eliminate water waste from low head drainage with check valves. They also provide a simple solution for high pressure problems. Pressure regulation minimizes water waste from misting and fogging. These heads can reduce landscape water use by 10 percent. Rebate amount is $15 per unit.

Eligibilty requirements

  1. Installation address must have Colorado Springs Utilities commercial water service.
  2. This rebate is for retrofit applications only and does not apply to new construction.

Steps to receive rebate

  1. View the approved list of qualified sprinkler heads.
  2. Download and complete the irrigation equipment application.
  3. Digitally sign - or print and sign - the rebate application.
  4. Provide a clear, legible copy of your itemized receipt.
  5. Provide a copy of valid photo ID for proof of lawful residency.
  6. Email or mail the completed application to products@csu.org or
    Colorado Springs Utilities
    Energy Rebates
    P.O. Box 1103, Mail Code 1339
    Colorado Springs, CO 80947