SRP's annual Water Conservation Expo

The 11th Annual Water Conservation Expo is on March 3, 2018. 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 exhibitors.

Where: PERA Club, 1 E. Continental Drive, Tempe
Day: Saturday, March 3, 2018
Time: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: Free

Registration opens early January, 2018.

Up to 70% of residential water use is outdoors. Installed, programmed correctly and maintained, these state-of-the-art EPA WaterSense-labeled 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 Smart Sprinkler controller at the expo or through online pre-sale. The discount is limited to the first 1,000 SRP customers who register for and attend the expo.

Rain Bird controller and modules

The Rain Bird ESP-SMTe model that will be available 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 .

  • Smart controller cost is $50 plus tax (retail value is $329.85).
    Discount and rebate: Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply discounted price for expo attendees is $125, SRP provides an instant rebate of $75.

If you plan to purchase a smart irrigation 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. This will help you gauge how many expansion modules, if any, you will need. To take advantage of all 22 stations on the controller, purchase three six-station modules.

Expansion modules

Three and six-station 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 $53.55).
    Discount and rebate: Ewing discounted price is $25, SRP instant rebate is $10.
  • Six-station expansion module cost: $30 per module plus tax (retail value $98.50).
    Discount and rebate: Ewing discounted price is $40, SRP instant rebate is $10.

Rachio Smart Sprinkler controller

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

  • Smart controller cost is $50 plus tax (retail value is $249.99). The enclosure box is included.
    Discount and rebate: Ewing discounted price for expo attendees is $125, 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 .


When you register to attend, you will be provided with the opportunity to reserve the controller and/or modules (Rain Bird only) you are interested in purchasing. There are two options to complete the purchase*:

  1. Pre-purchase and pick-up your items at the expo.
    After registering, you will have the option to pre-purchase the controller and module(s) at the discounted prices listed through Ewing and the SRP instant rebate. All pre-purchased controllers and module(s) will be available to pick-up at the expo by presenting a valid receipt.
  2. Purchase at the expo.
    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:

  • An opportunity to meet Dave the Garden Guy.
  • Exhibitors presenting information on ways to save water and money.
  • Interactive snowpack measuring demonstration.
  • Landscape professionals on site to provide advice.
  • Water conservation product demonstrations and rebate program information.
  • Rebate program information.


The expo will feature three classes, each will be offered several times 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 onsite rainfall and temperature information to determine daily watering run times.
  • 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.
  • Plant Care and Maintenance for Xeriscapes with Dave the Garden Guy: What's the proper plant care that will keep your landscape beautiful, and looking its best throughout the year? Learn how to achieve success with proper watering, pruning, fertilizing, planting, tree staking and more during this 50-minute class. The bonus? You'll save time and water while creating a sustainable landscape that will attract birds, butterflies and other wildlife.


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