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Water Conservation Rebate - Smart Irrigation Controller Rev. 11/2/2022 SMART IRRIGATION CONTROLLER WATER CONSERVATION PROGRAM Your Water Conservation Representative: Madeline Kacsinta - mkacsinta@pismobeach.org This program is subject to change without notice and is subject to the availability of funding. Program Goal: The intent of the program is to increase irrigation efficiency and promote healthy and attractive landscaping within the City of Pismo Beach – to save water. Background: A new generation of irrigation controllers are now available that automatically adjust irrigation scheduling based on the site and weather conditions. These controllers stop irrigating when it rains and applies for water when it is dry. They also will automatically cycle and soak to reduce runoff on slops. Receive a $100 rebate for a smart irrigation controller from the City of Pismo Beach. Continue to save money each month on your water bills! Rebate Amount for Smart Irrigation Controller If all of the terms and conditions are satisfied, a rebate of $100 will be mailed to the applicant. $100 rebate is not to exceed the cost of the controller, sensors, and/or installation. How to APPLY: 1. Fill out application: See first page of this document for application 2. E-mail, mail, or turn in application to a City representative. <<<< Include a photo of your existing irrigation system (if applicable)>>>>> Mail: Attn Madeline Kacsinta, 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach CA 93449 E-mail: mkacsinta@pismobeach.org Phone: (805)773-7060 3. Pre-retrofit inspection of existing irrigation system: City Staff will contact you to schedule an inspection. 4. Make Approved Update: City Staff will give approval at pre-retrofit inspection. 5. Post-retrofit Inspection: After retrofit is 100% completed, call to schedule a post-retrofit inspection with a City Representative to confirm retrofit has been made in accordance with the terms and conditions of the rebate. (PLEASE HAVE VALID, DATED SALES RECEIPT TO TURN IN TO THE INSPECTOR) 6. City Will Mail Rebate Check: Once your post-retrofit inspection has passed, the City Representative will contact the City’s Finance Department to mail a check to the address on the application. Please allow 30 days from post- installation inspection to receive the rebate. NOTE: The City of Pismo Beach does not warrant or assume any liability for the design, manufacture, installation, or operation of any item obtained under this program. Rev. 11/2/2022 Terms and Conditions: PLEASE READ THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY. In order to receive a Smart Controller rebate from the City, the applicant must completely fill out the application and comply with the requirements on this form. Failure to do so may result in disqualification. 1. The property receiving the irrigation retrofit rebate must be a water customer of the City of Pismo Beach. 2. Your utility account must be in good standing. 3. Single-family, multi-family, Homeowner Associations, and certain mixed-used accounts are eligible. 4. The purchase must be made on or after November 2, 2022. The City will not honor rebates for used or reconditioned controllers or controllers purchased prior to the above date. 5. Program does not apply for those with an existing smart irrigation controller. 6. The application form must be completely filled out. 7. Applicant must attach a legible copy of a valid, dated sales receipt to this application. 8. The Smart Controller must be installed in accordance with all relevant building codes prior to submittal. 9. Conversions must be completed within six (6) months following receipt of the City’s executed agreement. Once the City receives notice of conversion project completion, any wait time for the City’s final inspection shall not be counted against this six-month period of time. The converted area must remain in compliance with all program terms and conditions for a period of five (5) years following receipt of the rebate. An applicant may be required to refund the entire rebate, or a portion thereof, if rebate program terms and conditions are violated. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this requirement is void upon transfer of ownership. 10. Once the City is notified of a conversion project’s completion, the City will conduct an inspection to verify program compliance. If the conversion fails inspection, the applicant will be permitted to bring the conversion project into compliance with the program terms and conditions for a period of sixty (60) days or the remainder of the six-month period, whichever is greater. 11. The City enforces only the terms and conditions of this agreement. The applicant is solely responsible for complying with any and all laws, regulations, policies, conditions, covenants and restrictions that may apply and for any and all liabilities arising out of a conversion project. Applicants are encouraged to consult any applicable covenants, conditions and restrictions (”CC&Rs”) or neighborhood Homeowner’s Association (“HOA”) regulations that may apply to an anticipated conversion project prior to submitting an application with the City. Applicants must also comply with all state and local laws relating to landscape maintenance. The quality, maintenance and appearance of the conversion are the exclusive responsibility of the applicant. Rebates may be considered taxable income. 12. The Smart Irrigation Controller Rebate Application must be submitted to the City of Pismo Beach and the applicant must participate in a pre-conversion site review conducted by the City prior to the removal of existing irrigation materials. Conversions that are initiated without the City’s approval are ineligible. 13. Rebates shall be on a one-time basis per address or customer. 14. Schedule a post-conversion site visit with a City of Pismo Beach representative once conversion has been completed in accordance with the terms and conditions of the rebate program. 15. Irrigation system may be inspected at any time by the City to determine ongoing compliance with the program. 16. Applications will only be accepted in-person, by mail, or e-mail. Applications should be turned in or mailed to: CITY OF PISMO BEACH, PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, ATTN: MADELINE KACSINTA, 760 MATTIE ROAD, PISMO BEACH, CA, 93449 Email: MKACSINTA@PISMOBEACH.ORG Rev. 11/2/2022 17. You must purchase the approved Rachio Smart Controller. Different products may be submitted for approval at the discretion of the City Engineer. APPROVED SMART IRRIGATION CONTROLLER/SENSOR: Manufacturer: Rachio Product: 3rd Generation What Makes it Smart? Connects with local weather, automatically skips unnecessary watering days, supports local water restrictions, can be controlled from a smart device. Program does not apply for those with an existing smart irrigation controller. For further information, please contact the Public Works Department at 773-4656, email your Water Conservation Representative at mkacsinta@pismobeach.org, or go to www.thinkh2onow.com for more water conservation information. The number of rebates is limited. Only one rebate will be issued per household. NOTE: The City of Pismo Beach does not warrant or assume any liability for the design, manufacture, installation or operation of any automatic valve obtained under this program. Rev. 11/2/2022 SMART IRRIGATION CONTROLLER WATER CONSERVATION PROGRAM Please carefully read all the terms and conditions before filling out this application. Date: How did you hear about this program? Customer Name: (As you would like it to appear on the check; please print clearly) Customer Address: Installation Address: (If different from above) Phone #: Email Address: Preferred way to contact you? Email____ Type/model of controller being installed: Phone ____ Existing type of irrigation (i.e. drip): Indicate number of irrigation stations/valves: What is your connection to the property where the irrigation controller is being installed? ___Property Owner ___Tenant Water Account Number: (This information may be obtained from a previous water bill) By signing below, you indicate that you have read and complied with the requirements of the Smart Irrigation Rebate Program as outlined above. You must call for an inspection: (805) 773-4656. Authorized Signature Date CITY USE ONLY Date Received: Pre-Inspection Date: Post-Inspection Date: Approved / Signature: