Rain Sensors Save Water

Rain Sensors Save Water

A rain sensor is a device or switch that overrides the automatic irrigation system when rainfall occurs. The sensor shuts off a system if it is operating during a rain shower or is scheduled to runrain sensor the following day and it has recently rained. It also will return the system to its regular operation during normal weather conditions. 

Florida Law (Section 373.62 F.S.) requires that all irrigation systems be outfitted with a working rain shut-off device or other technology to inhibit or interrupt operation of the irrigation system during periods of sufficient moisture.  To ensure proper operations, sensors should be checked at least once annually. Information about types and installation of rain sensing devices is available from the University of Florida.

This logical "don't water when it's raining" device can save an estimated 20 percent in outdoor water use and reduce your water bills. If you have an automatic irrigation system without a sensor, we will provide one at no charge. You may install the sensor yourself or have a certified irrigation contractor install it. You are responsible for the cost of installation. (Qualifying customers will be mailed a rain sensor and are required to return a completed Installation Coupon and Acknowledgment verifying the rain sensor was installed at the property.  Customers may be billed $30 for the sensor if they do not return the completed Installation Coupon or uninstalled sensor within 30-days of receipt.)

Do-It Yourself Rain Sensor Check-Up

Request a rain sensor... (for automatic irrigation systems with a timer ONLY!)

(page last reviewed: 11/22/13)