Smart Irrigation Controller – Frequently Asked Questions

What is a smart irrigation controller and where can I find more details? Smart irrigation systems tailor watering schedules and run times automatically to meet specific landscape needs. These controllers significantly improve outdoor water use efficiencies.  Please see the following PDF for more details.

Smart Irrigation Controller PDF

How many units are available? There will be a limited number of these units available. The City received a water conservation grant from Met Council and will be supplying discounted smart controllers until the funding is depleted. Smart controllers will be distributed by applications received on a first come first served basis.

Who installs the smart controller and is there training given at time of installation?  A City appointed irrigation installer will do the installation and training will be given at the time of installation. There will be a cost for installation and training that will be charged to the resident, installation costs may vary depending on individual home.  Installation cost is $100.  Any additional work will be at the expense of the homeowner.

What is the approximate cost of the Smart Controller and WiFi Module? Cost varies depending on how many zones you have on your irrigation system.  There will be a 50% discount on the controller and WiFi module combined cost.  Below are the full price costs.  Please note, the 50% discount will be added to the combined cost of the controller and wifi module of the full price below.

  • 6 Zones – $95.95
  • 8 Zones – $114.41
  • 12 Zones – $214.05
  • Wifi Module – $89.58

How do I apply? You can find the application here Please return application to

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