SRP's annual Water Conservation Expo

The 12th annual Water Conservation Expo will take place March 2, 2019. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase a smart irrigation controller at a discounted price, attend classes, receive a water-efficient Evolve* showerhead and learn from over 50 exhibitors.

Where: PERA Club, 1 E. Continental Drive, Tempe
Day: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: Free

Registration is closed but you are still welcome to attend. Check between 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for availability of a controller/module rebate voucher.

Up to 70% of residential water use is outdoors. When installed, programmed correctly and properly maintained, EPA WaterSense-labeled smart irrigation controllers can deliver water savings of at least 20% more than traditional controllers.

*Evolve showerheads will only be available at the expo while supplies last.

Controllers and modules

Expo attendees have the option to purchase either a Rain Bird smart irrigation controller, expansion module(s) (Rain Bird only) or a Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler controller. The discount is limited to the first 1,000 SRP customers who register for and attend the expo.

Rain Bird controller and modules

A Rain Bird ESP-SMTe model that is a four-station outdoor controller and is easily expandable to 22 stations. The controller has an on-site weather and rain sensor with local device control. Learn more about the features .

There are limited quantities of the Rain Bird smart irrigation controller as it is being discontinued. Rain Bird will warranty the product and provide customer support. Pre-purchase of the controller is required and can be completed after the registration process.

  • Smart controller cost is $60 plus tax (retail value is $367.82).
    Discount and rebate: Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply discounted price for expo attendees is $115; SRP provides an instant rebate of $55.

If you purchase a Rain Bird controller, please read the Smart Irrigation Pre-Installation Guide Document is a PDF and fill out the Pre-Installation Worksheet Document is a PDF before attending.

Expansion modules

Three- and six-station Rain Bird expansion modules will also be available for purchase at the expo and through pre-sale. Households are limited to purchasing three modules.

  • Three-station expansion module cost: $15 per module plus tax (retail value $58.83).
    Discount and rebate: Ewing discounted price is $25, SRP instant rebate is $10.
  • Six-station expansion module cost: $45 per module plus tax (retail value $106).
    Discount and rebate: Ewing discounted price is $35, SRP instant rebate is $10.

Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler controller

The Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler controller model that will be available is an eight-station indoor controller but can be adapted for outdoors with an enclosure box (included).

  • Smart controller cost is $60 plus tax (retail value is $229.99) and includes the enclosure box (retail value is $29.99).
    Discount and rebate: Ewing discounted price for expo attendees is $135; SRP provides an instant rebate of $75.

The controller is Wi-Fi enabled allowing you to monitor and adjust watering schedules using a smartphone, iPad or laptop. Additionally, the controller also works with other home automation products such as Amazon Alexa. Learn more about the features .


There are two options to complete the purchase of a controller and/or modules*:

  1. Pre-purchase and pick up your items at the expo. Available for all items.
    After registering, instructions on how to pre-purchase a controller and module(s) at the discounted prices listed will be provided. Rain Bird controllers must be pre-purchased. The SRP instant rebate will be applied.

    All pre-purchased controllers and modules will be available for pickup at the expo by presenting a valid receipt.
  2. Purchase at the expo, available for Rachio controllers and Rain Bird modules only.
    Ewing will accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and checks as payment at the event.

*For all purchases, customers are responsible for sales tax, which is applied to the Ewing discounted price for the controller and/or module(s) as listed above. Customer may only purchase one of the two available discounted controller options and there is a limit of one controller per household.

At the expo

There will be a variety of activities for the whole family, including:

  • Exhibitors presenting information on ways to save water and money.
  • An interactive snowpack measuring display.
  • An educational bird demonstration by Liberty Wildlife.
  • Landscape professionals on-site to provide advice.
  • Water conservation products and rebate program information.


The expo will feature three free classes. Each will be offered at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. during the expo:

  • Rain Bird Smart Irrigation Controller: This 50-minute class will teach you about the ESP-SMTe, which promotes water efficiency by using historical weather data along with on-site rainfall and temperature information to determine daily watering run times. Can't attend? Rain Bird provides an in-depth online tutorial on how to program the device.
  • Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller: This 50-minute class will provide instruction on configuring your controller including weather station selection, zone configuration and schedule types. Additionally, you'll learn about the merits of cloud-connected controllers and how this technology can be integrated with smart home platforms such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home.
  • Water Harvesting 101 with Watershed Management Group: This 50-minute class will teach you how to create a backyard landscape that utilizes rainwater. Topics covered will include water harvesting principles, basics on earthworks, rain tanks and grey water systems for your home landscape design.


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