High Efficiency Sprinkler Nozzles Rebate Program

Effective July 1, 2019

City of Modesto water customers may be eligible for a $2.00 per nozzle rebate when they upgrade from their old conventional spray head sprinklers to High Efficiency Sprinkler Nozzles. The rebate amount may not exceed $60 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.

High Efficiency Sprinkler Nozzles deliver heavier streams and bigger droplets. The extra weight helps prevent droplets from being carried away by wind, evaporation, runoff, and over spraying. Water is applied at a much slower rate allowing the water more time to soak into the soil and less runoff and waste.

For a qualifying list of High Efficiency Nozzles view the comprehensive list provided.

How to Apply

  1. Obtain an application using one of the following methods:
    1. Apply Online
    2. Download High Efficiency Sprinkler Nozzle Application (PDF)
    3. Email
    4. Call Water Division 209-342-2246
  2. If you are not applying online, send completed paper application and the original sales receipt to one of the following:
    1. Mail:
       City of Modesto Attention:Water Division - Rebate Program
      PO Box 642
      Modesto CA 95353 
    2. Fax: 209-577-4983
    3. Email

A City of Modesto representative may contact you to schedule a brief appointment to verify your old spray heads were replaced with new High Efficiency Nozzles and are adequately conserving water.

Program Guidelines and Participation Section

Who Qualifies? 

  • City of Modesto customers who pay a water utility bill to the City of Modesto.
  • Customer accounts that are in good standing.
  • Tenants who provide written approval from the property owner or property manager.


  • Program applies to high efficiency nozzles purchased between 7/1/19 thru 6/30/20.
  • Rebate application must be submitted within 60 days of sales receipt.
  • A City of Modesto representative may contact you to schedule an inspection.
  • If not approved at inspection, you have 30 days to make corrections and to schedule a final inspection.

High Efficiency Sprinkler Nozzles (qualifying for rebate) 

  • Nozzles must be from the pre-approved list provided by the City of Modesto. 
  • High efficiency nozzles must be installed within the Modesto City service area and at the address listed on the application.
  • All new nozzles must be the same make and model to ensure proper operation.
  • Nozzles must be installed per manufacturer specifications to ensure adequate coverage.


  • Existing nozzles, nozzle installation costs, new construction, accessories, and taxes do not qualify.
  • Rebate checks will be mailed within 8 weeks after completing the rebate process.
  • Rebate amount cannot exceed the purchase price of the new nozzles.
  • Rebates are limited to thirty (30) per utility billing account per fiscal year (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020).

Application and Rebate Approval or Denial 

  • On-site compliance verification may be required.
  • The original itemized dated sales receipt for the new nozzles is required (copies not accepted), Scanned original will be accepted via online submittal only.
  • Incomplete, incorrect or unsigned applications cannot be processed. We will contact you with any discrepancies and may require you to submit a new application.
  • Customer must fulfill all program guidelines to be eligible for rebates.
  • Rebate application must be submitted within 60 days of sales receipt.

Other Considerations 

  • The Rebate Program is not responsible for materials lost by mail.
  • Submission or possession of a rebate application does not guarantee receiving a rebate.
  • Rebates are processed on a first come, first served basis.
  • Funding for this rebate program is limited to available resources.
  • Rebate amounts are subject to change without notification.
  • This program shall at all times be subject to change or termination without prior notice.