The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA), serving the Las Vegas metro area, has developed an innovative instant rebate program in partnership with Rachio, a smart irrigation control company. SNWA customers are able to receive 50% off their purchase of a smart sprinkler control device directly on the Rachio website. This streamlined program design expedites the rebate process, eliminates post purchase paperwork, and saves precious water resources by making it easier to put water efficient landscaping tools to work in their community.
The Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller is an EPA WaterSense certified device that automatically optimizes a watering schedule based on local weather conditions, avoiding watering before, during or immediately after rain. These devices can cut outdoor water use by 15 to 30%, reducing water bills while maintaining beautiful green lawns.
SNWA is a national leader in water conservation, efficiency, and innovation. By developing a robust portfolio of conservation programs, SNWA was able to reduce per capita water consumption by 40% between 2002 and 2014. A recent article from Water Deeply highlights how Las Vegas is quickly becoming the Silicon Valley for water innovation. In the driest state in the country, the stewardship shown by SNWA is leading the way for other communities to follow.