OpenSprinkler Forums Comments, Suggestions, Requests Irrigation SMART Controller Rebate qualification

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  • #35110

    Andrew
    Participant

    Any interest in getting the OS qualified for the rebate programs available across the US such as:

    SWAT

    and

    EPA Water Sense

    The cool thing is that some of the water company rebates could in essence complete cover the cost of the controller!

    #35111

    Andrew
    Participant

    Here’s the info for the MFG testing info:

     

    http://www.irrigation.org/SWAT/Manufacturer/Manufacturer_FAQ.aspx

     

    #35427

    Garrick
    Participant

    Just this morning, I was reading mail from SoCal Edison about rebates for having a Water-Based Irrigation Controller and I thought to myself, “too bad I bought my opensprinkler so long ago, I missed out on a rebate!”  And then looked further and found the EPA list.

    Ray, you should get yourself on that list!

     

    #35428

    Garrick
    Participant

    The manufacturer’s FAQ: http://epa.gov/WaterSense/product.html#m1

    #35448

    Ray
    Keymaster

    OK, I’ve received several requests to get OpenSprinkler WaterSense certified. I will be looking into it. Thanks for the suggestion.

    #39894

    sttomic
    Participant

    I will be converting my front yard into a drought tolerant landscape and will be applying for a rebate through my city for the work. In order to qualify for the rebate, my city (Sacramento, CA) is requiring applicants to use EPA WaterSense controllers. So this will effectively require me to retire my OSPi. Glad you’re on it. Hope it pulls through.

    #61406

    Caleb
    Participant

    I couldn’t find information on the current status of WaterSense certification. Is this available now?

    #61466

    polarbearshirt
    Participant

    It looks like OpenSprinkler still isn’t on the EPA WaterSense list. I contacted the WaterSense department and asked if there is anything we can do to get OS added although I haven’t received a reply yet. Does anyone know what needs to be done to get OS EPA WaterSense approved?

    #61567

    Ray
    Keymaster

    We are almost ready to release the ETo adjustment method and once that’s done, we will proceed to apply for WaterSense certificate.

    #61573

    polarbearshirt
    Participant

    That’s great! Glad to hear it’s almost ready. Sounds like the Zimmerman method will be replaced with a new adjustment method that is more compliant with WaterSense?

    #61593

    Ray
    Keymaster

    According to our readings of the WaterSense documents, it seems implementing ET is necessary. We do have an initial ET implementation in the opensprinkler-weather github repository. We are doing some final testing right now and hoping to release it as soon as possible.

    On a related note, I still don’t quite understand how some of the ‘dumb’ (i.e. none Internet connected) controllers are WaterSense certified, maybe they use just historic ET data without real-time weather data. Any ideas?

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