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Irrigation Component Rebate Program

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Rebate Form (PDF)

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When installed correctly and properly maintained, rotating style matched precipitation rate spray heads can save more than 30 percent of water used to water a lawn compared with traditional spray heads. These heads regulate water so that each head puts out the same amount of water at the same rate. This is known as "match precipitation." A matched precipitation rate Spray head/nozzle can replace any standard spray head.

These specialized heads help minimize loss to evapotranspiration and use water more effectively than a standard spray head. Typically, they are not used to replace rotors as rotors tend to spray farther.

What makes these spray heads unique? Matched precipitation rotating heads are efficient because they:

1. Rotate- to provide better coverage

2. Match Precipitation- to make sure each head puts out the same amount of water at the same rate. This means your lawn is watered evenly, rather than standard spray heads and rotors that can sometimes have more water coming out of one head and less out of others.

3. Lose Less Water- These spray heads put out a larger sized water droplet rather than a mist. This means more water reaches the turf and less is lost to the atmosphere.

4. Use Less Water- All of these factors mean that these heads use less water to keep your lawn looking green. Even though less water is being used, sometimes longer run times are required.

NOTE: Installation and use of these heads may require longer run times even though less water is being used. Please adjust clock timers accordingly.

Rotary Nozzle Benefits

Rotary nozzles fit on most popup spray heads. Instead of a fixed stream of water, rotary nozzles slowly deliver multiple rotating streams of water, reducing water waste. Since the water is applied more slowly, more water is able to soak into the soil.

· Reduced runoff on slopes and clay soils

· Easy-to-install retrofits for pop-up irrigation heads

· Increased radius range

· Considerably less water flow per minute than conventional spray nozzles, reducing water 

· Better coverage

Irrigation Problem

Rotary Nozzle Solution

Hillsides/Sloped Areas

Rotary nozzles distribute less precipitation, reducing runoff

Wyoming Wind

Rotary nozzles distribute a wider stream of water, resulting in less drift from the wind

Brown Spots

Rotary nozzles provide better coverage, which can help eliminate brown spots

Variation in Plant Height

Rotary nozzles have a stronger stream of water, which is able to reach taller plants

Rotary Nozzle Watering Times

Rotary nozzles use less water than fixed spray heads, but they require longer watering times.

· Use the chart to determine the number of minutes to water each zone on the days you

· Watering two days a week should be sufficient during most of the summer. If needed,
  water a third day during extreme heat or dry periods.

· Please follow the City of Gillette’s Summer Watering Schedule, but never water a zone
  more than three days a week:

        Follow the Water Schedule for your Address

                · Even Number Addresses water on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays

                · Odd Number Addresses water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

                · No Watering allowed on Mondays

                · 7 — 7 - Only water between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.; Evaporation
                  occurs most during the daylight hours

 Minutes to water per zone (for lawns, based on three days per week):


Minutes to water per zone (for lawns, based on 3 days per week



Fixed Spray Head

Rotary Nozzle

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Remember: We are all in this together! Do it right water at night 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

For information regarding how to: Operate and Maintain a Home Irrigation System


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Program Guidelines



Please review the following program guidelines and other important information:

· Program intention is to promote water conserving options to commonly used standard
 spray heads (as low as 5' up to 35' in coverage area depending on brand)

· The water conserving options are known as MP heads, Rotating Nozzles, or Matched
  Precipitation Rate Rotary Spray Heads

· These heads are specialized spray heads that are much more efficient than the standard
  spray nozzle

· Eligible models include Hunter MP, Rainbird, Toro Precision Rotary Nozzle, and Orbit

· Minimum purchase is 4 spray heads/nozzles, maximum is 100 spray heads/nozzles

· One-time rebate per property (1 rebate every 5 years)

· To qualify for a rebate you must be a City of Gillette Water Utility Customer

· Only purchases made after July 1, 2011 qualify for rebate

· Program is on a first-come-first-served basis while funds are available

· Rebate applicant must be purchaser of the products

· Valid sales receipt must accompany rebate form

· Online purchases must show the manufacturer make and model of the product plus show
  a “paid” status

· Application forms without complete information or a valid receipt will be returned to the

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