Soil Moisture Sensor System Rebates

A soil moisture sensor measures soil moisture content in the active root zone on your property. A measurement is taken before each scheduled irrigation event, and the irrigation controller bypasses the scheduled run cycle if the soil moisture is above a certain threshold level defined by the user. The sensor should be placed in a location that best represents the overall soil moisture condition of the site, and must be connected to an irrigation system controller that accepts a signal from the sensor. 

Mission Resource Conservation District (MRCD) in cooperation with the Water Authority has developed a Soil Moisture Sensor System Cost-Share Program for agricultural customers in the SDCWA service area. The purpose is to assist growers in the adoption of advanced irrigation water management practices using soil moisture sensors.

Upon receipt of a signed agreement, MRCD will conduct a mapping site visit and provide the participant with refined soil texture maps to identify the best placement for the soil moisture sensor system(s). The participant is responsible for the purchase and installation of the system(s). Upon completion, the participant must provide original receipts and participate in a post-inspection site visit.

The program will reimburse the participant up to $1,000 for the purchase of each soil moisture sensor system, up to a maximum of $5,000 per property and only covers the purchase of a soil moisture sensor system and not for the installation of the system. For more information on this program, visit Mission Resource Conservation District.

Rebates are also available through SoCal Water$mart.