You are invited to SRP’s Water Conservation Expo!

February 6, 2024


Saving Water is What This Expo is About

Are you interested in learning about water conservation and saving money on water-efficient upgrades? Join us in person on Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 8 a.m. – noon at PERA for the water-saving event of the year, the SRP Water Conservation Expo!

  • Purchase a smart irrigation controller for $60 + tax (retail value $285 or $239.98)
  • Enjoy a mini plant sale by Desert Botanical Garden
  • Discover water conservation products and rebate programs
  • Attend smart irrigation controller and water-related classes taught by experts
  • Learn about water conservation and management from SRP and other water professionals (including Water – Use It Wisely with AZ Plant Lady)
Visit to learn more and register!
AZ Plant Lady at exhibit table
Noelle Johnson, AKA AZ Plant Lady answers questions about landscaping and shows off her first book.


Smart Irrigation Controllers


One of the best places to start saving water in Arizona is outdoors! The SRP Water Conservation Expo is the largest one-day distribution of smart irrigation controllers in the nation. Nearly 11,000 smart controllers have been distributed since 2008, which translates into an approximate water savings of about 1.5 billion gallons. This is based on the average household water use of 12,000 gallons per month before installation of a smart controller.

Expo attendees have the option to purchase either a Hunter Pro-HC with Hydrawise® or a Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler controller for $60 plus tax*. These must be purchased either at the expo on March 2 or through the Ewing Outdoor Supply pre-order link received after registering for the expo. For more information about the controller offer, please visit


*Participant is responsible for sales tax on the Ewing Outdoor Supply discounted price of $190 for the controller. SRP provides an instant rebate of $130.


Stack the deal with municipal rebates!


Many Valley municipalities offer rebates and other incentives for purchasing a smart irrigation controller – which can be stacked with the SRP instant rebate! Check your municipality’s website to see if you can save even more on this water-wise upgrade.


Classes at the Expo

Check out this lineup of classes! Each of these fun and informative classes will be taught by experts at 9 a.m., 10, a.m. and 11 a.m. at SRP Water Conservation Expo on Sat, March 2!

  • Hunter Smart Irrigation Controller:

In this class, learn how to set up your controller, configure your app, and connect to your Wi-Fi network. You will understand the different watering options available and see how your system uses the world’s most accurate local weather data to fine-tune irrigation according to site needs. Finally, learn how irrigation or landscape contractors can enable remote system monitoring for ultimate peace of mind.


  • Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller:

This class will provide instruction on installing the Rachio controller, zone configurations and schedule types. Additionally, you’ll receive training on the Rachio app and how to update settings from your phone.


  • Irrigation 101:

Whether you plan on doing it yourself or hiring a professional, this class will help you learn what to look for and the questions to ask before you start. Learn about key irrigation components, features, benefits, and applications. Special emphasis will be placed on discounted high-efficiency irrigation products available to those attending SRP’s Water Conservation Expo. (Note: This class does not cover flood irrigation.)


  • Rainwater Harvesting 101:

    Curious about how rainwater harvesting can help you to use less water? Join us for an introduction to rainwater harvesting for desert landscapes. This class will cover all the basic concepts such as passive vs active systems, earthworks, tanks, planning, and design. You will be on your way to planning your own rainwater harvesting project!


….and so much more!


Visit booths from local water organizations and vendors, enjoy family-friendly activities, and ask experts all of your water conservation questions.

Caitlin Brogan is a Water Conservation Coordinator and Leeann Yacuel is a Senior Water Planning Analyst for Salt River Project (SRP), one of nineteen Water – Use It Wisely partners to offer water-saving advice and programs.