Landscape Irrigation Survey

How it Works


A certified landscape irrigation auditor will survey and provide written recommendations for qualifying industrial and commercial sites within Metropolitan’s 5,200 square-mile service area at no cost. To participate, properties must have a minimum of one acre of irrigated area. Only portions of the property receiving regular irrigation with an established irrigation system count towards the one acre minimum. A pre-inspection will be performed to confirm the minimum one acre of irrigated area. Eligible landscapes include industrial and commercial sites, homeowner association common areas, and institutional sites like schools, parks and government facilities.


Surveys are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

To request a survey, please complete the on-line application.  Funding is limited and submitting an application does not guarantee a survey will be provided.

Online Application

What to Expect


The property owner, manager or authorized representative with access to the irrigation controllers must be present during the survey. The certified landscape auditor will conduct a comprehensive review of the irrigation system including:


  • System pressure
  • Controllers
  • Site conditions and irrigation scheduling
  • Issues that cause higher water use, such as valve malfunctions, high or low pressure, sprinkler misalignment, poor drainage, breaks and leaks and
    runoff, etc.


Participants will receive a written report that includes:


  • Data collected during the survey
  • Recommendations for improving the site’s irrigation efficiency including system repairs, equipment updates, and irrigation scheduling
  • Information about available financial incentives to help with the cost of recommended improvements

Contact: Traci Tarver 213.217.6693 or email

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