Drip Irrigation Rebate Program

About the Rebate

City of Modesto water customers may be eligible for a $0.50 per square foot rebate when they convert their existing traditional sprinkler system to drip irrigation. The rebate amount may not exceed $1,000 per City of Modesto water account. Funding is limited and applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. The City reserves the right to terminate this program at any time and for any reason.

Drip Irrigation eliminates over-watering problems by applying water only where it is needed, with less run-off and less evaporation. The uniform application of water from Drip Irrigation systems can achieve high water savings.

Apply for Rebate Online

Drip Irrigation Rebate Program Application (July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024)

  1. Title II Compliance

    In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) of 1990, the Fair Employment & Housing Act (“FEHA”), the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended), Government Code section 11135 and other applicable codes, the City of Modesto (“City”) will not discriminate against individuals on the basis of disability in the City’s services, programs, or activities. For more information, please visit the City of Modesto website.

  2. Providing an Email address will speed up the response time to your application.
  3. If your mailing address differs from your physical address please provide it here.
  4. Are you the Property Owner?*
  5. Have you previously applied for this rebate?*
  6. Type of Property*
  7. Attach to Application
  8. Inspection Required
    Do not begin your project until pre inspection is completed and approved.
  9. Rebate Information
    • The rebate value cannot exceed the actual cost of the drip irrigation products used in the conversion.
    • An original itemized dated sales receipt is required at the post-inspection.
    • Limit of $1000 rebate per account per fiscal year (July 1 to June 30)
    • Compliance with attached guideline is required.
  10. Terms and Conditions
    The City of Modesto may deny any application that does not meet program requirements. The undersigned expressly agrees that the City may inspect all items submitted for the Drip Irrigation Rebate Program. The City does not guarantee the performance of any drip irrigation system; does not warrant any drip irrigation system or installation to be free of defects, the quality of the workmanship, or the suitability of the premises or the drip irrigation system for installation. The undersigned further agrees to hold harmless the City of Modesto against all loss, damage, expense and liability resulting from the loss, destruction or damage to property arising out of or in any way connected with installation of drip irrigation. The City reserves the right to alter this program at any time. Funding for this rebate program is limited to available resources. Rebates are processed on a first come, first served basis.
  11. Electronic Signature*
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  13. This field is not part of the form submission.

Other Options for Applying - Paper Application

Request Application

If you are not applying online, request an application by emailing or calling the Water Services Division.

Submit Application

Send your completed paper application and the original sales receipt by faxing, emailing or mailing to: City of Modesto, Attention: Water Division - Rebate Program, PO Box 642, Modesto CA 95353. 

Note: A City of Modesto representative may contact you to schedule a brief appointment to verify the installation of the drip irrigation.