Moulton Niguel Water District Contractor Direct Program FAQ

MNWD Smart Sprinkler Controller Program

For a limited time only, qualified Moulton Niguel Water District customers can receive up to two Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controllers and discounted professional installation at $99 per controller! (a $400+ retail value.)


What is the MNWD Contractor Direct program?

In partnership with Moulton Niguel Water District, this limited-time program encourages homeowners to maximize watering efficiency with the Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller.

What can you do with a Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller?

Rachio is a water, time, and money saving sprinkler controller that gives you access to sprinkler system settings and water usage information at your fingertips. Check on and run your sprinklers from anywhere in the world on your smartphone (or with our web app). Rachio is so intelligent that it skips waterings when you have plenty of moisture in your soil. It automates the amount of water your vegetation needs to stay healthy and green, and it integrates with many other smart home products! With leading smart watering control and hyperlocal Weather Intelligence™ Plus, the Rachio 3 helps you monitor and manage your outdoor water use.

Product Details

Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller

The Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller raises the smart watering bar with foolproof installation, dual-band Wi-Fi and an expressive light bar. Rachio 3 is the only controller equipped with hyperlocal Weather Intelligence™ Plus.


What if I have more than 16 sprinkler zones?

For systems exceeding 16 zones, an additional controller is required. Moulton Niguel Water District will cover the cost of up to two controllers. Any additional controllers can be purchased at

How will I receive my Rachio products?

Our installation partner will bring your Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller to your scheduled appointment.

My controller is outside - do I need an outdoor enclosure? 

Yes! If your controller is outside, you’ll need a Rachio Outdoor Enclosure to protect from the elements. Our installation partner will bring one to your scheduled appointment.  

What schedule type should I be using?

Moulton Niguel Water District customers are encouraged to use Rachio’s Flex Monthly or Flex Daily schedules to achieve optimal irrigation performance. Click here to learn more about Flex Monthly schedules or click here to learn more about Flex Daily schedules.

Can I install the Rachio 3 controller myself?

Unfortunately, no. MNWD’s Contractor Direct program requires customers to schedule the discounted professional installation at $99 per controller.


Is this my only chance to claim this offer?

This offer is only available for a limited time. Once all offers have been redeemed, you can choose to sign up for our waiting list to be notified if the program reopens.

Is this a legitimate program?

Yes, you can learn more at or by contacting Moulton Niguel Water District’s Water Efficiency team at or (949) 448-4025.

What are the program eligibility requirements?

A full list of eligibility requirements will be available during the redemption process

  1. Applicant must be a residential customer of the Moulton Niguel Water District in good financial standing (no delinquent payments in a 12 month period).
  2. Applicant must own the home located at the service address requesting the Smart Timer; renters may be eligible to participate with written consent of the property owner.
  3. Applicant must currently have an existing in-ground irrigation system and wiring to an existing controller.
  4. Applicant is limited to a maximum of two (2) Smart Timers per service address.
  5. It is recommended that applicant have at least 2 bars of Wi-Fi where the Smart Timer will be located.

Please Note: These requirements are dependent on your eligibility type. 


Want to know more about what you can do with the Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller? Check out these helpful resources before your professional installation:

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