Outdoor Rebates

The New Outdoor Rebates program assists citizens who are interested in conserving water by replacing old sprinkler heads to High Efficiency Rotating Sprinkler Nozzles, replacing old irrigation timers to Smart Controllers, and even xeriscaping. 

​To Apply:

For High Efficiency Rotating Sprinkler Nozzles or Smart Controllers​​:

  1.  

    Fill out the

    Outdoor Rebate application PDF

  2.  

    Email or mail the form along with a copy of your itemized receipt to:
                      Water Conservation Office 
                      City of Rio Rancho
                      3200 Civic Center Circle Suite 250
                      Rio Rancho, NM 87144

Rebates for High Efficiency Rotating Sprinkler Nozzles are issued as a credit on your water bill at $2.00 each. Click on the link to see a list of qualifying nozzles PDF

Rebates for replacing old irrigation timers to smart controllers will receive a credit on your water bill up to $300.00. Click on the link to see a list of Irrigation Controllers PDFEPA WaterSense certified controllers  can be purchased in Rio Rancho:

Just Sprinklers:
    • Hydro Rain
    • Hunter 
    • Rachio
Home Depot (RR):
    • Rachio (in-store)
    • Rain Machine (ordered with free shipping)
    • Skydrop (ordered with free shipping)
Lowes (RR):
    • Skydrop
    • Rachio
    • Orbit
    • Rain Bird
  • The completed Application form and itemized receipt must be received within 90 calendars days from purchase date.
  • Allow 90 calendar days for your completed application to be processed and receive a credit.
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed.

​For Xeriscaping:


  1. Contact the Water Conservation office at (505) 896-8715 to speak with a specialist BEFORE you begin your project. 
    • Grass removal to xeriscape has a rebate credit of  $1.00 per square foot with a minimum of 250 square feet of grass removed. PRE APPROVAL REQUIRED!!