High-Efficiency Irrigation System
Variance Application Form

The High-Efficiency Variance is not for irrigation systems using a controller with a clock and preset schedule. This variance is for WaterSense® labeled weather-based irrigation controllers and highly-efficient irrigation systems. An on-site assessment of the irrigation system is required with your property's licensed irrigation contractor in attendance.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that the WaterSense® labeled controller acts like a thermostat for your sprinkler system telling it when to turn on/off, using local weather and landscape conditions to tailor watering schedules that are the actual conditions to the site.

Thank you for applying to Aquarion Water Company for an irrigation variance. Please complete the form below.

Upon submission, you will receive an email confirmation and your request will be reviewed.

  Number of Acres
    *Enter Number of Acres
  High-Efficiency Irrigation System
 *(Please check all applicable boxes)
  New Sod or Grass Seed
  New Bedding Plants or Shrubs
  Applicant Information
    *Account Number
 (Example: 200......)
    *Account First / Last Name
    *Installation Address
    *Daytime Phone Number
 -   -   Ext.   
     Evening Phone Number
 -   -   
    *Email Address
    *Email Verification:
     Second Email Address (Optional)
(We will never disclose your email address)
  Corporate Applicant
     Corporate Name
     Officer's First / Last Name
     Officer's Title
    I hereby certify that I have authority to bind the named Corporate Applicant and
the Owner of the Property.
  Mailing Address
 Same as Installation Address
    *Daytime Phone Number
 -   -   Ext.   
     Evening Phone Number
 -   -   
     Second Email Address (Optional)
(We will never disclose your email address)
  Irrigation System Information
    *Irrigation Company Name
     Contact First / Last Name
    *Contractor Cell Phone
 -   -   
    *Contractor Email Address
    *Controller Make
    *Controller Model
    *Number of Zones
  Explanation for Variance Request
The reasons for requesting a variance must be described below. Please be aware that according to Aquarion's Rules and Regulations: (1) granting of a variance must not cause an immediate significant reduction in the city/town's water supply; and (2) the health, safety, or welfare of other persons will not be adversely affected by granting of the variance.
*Please describe why this variance is being requested (you may attach
 additional information if needed):
  Property Water Usage Data Release Authorization (Optional)
 By checking this box, you authorize Aquarion to release the water usage data 
where needed for the property named on this form to the property's licensed irrigation 
contractor also named on this form.
  Five-Week Irrigation Period
Please select the start date for the five week variance.
 /   /     (MM/DD/YYYY)  
and will end five weeks later on
  Attachments Including Maps, Pictures, Drawings and Sketches (Optional)
  Conditions for Variance
 This box must be checked
By checking this box and submitting this form, the property owner/manager agrees to the following:
  • Agree to inspection by Aquarion staff to verify conditions stated in application.
  • If the variance is granted, post Variance Permit sign in view of the public.
  • Observe all other water conservation requirements.
  • Irrigate before 10:00 am or after 6:00 pm.
  • Variance will automatically expire if Aquarion issues a mandatory watering ban.
  • Variance expires on October 31 and must be renewed annually.
  • The property’s irrigation contractor is required to be on-site during the Aquarion Assessment and the property’s owner/applicant is responsible for any fees charged by the property’s irrigation contractor during the Aquarion variance application process.
Applicant affirms that all statements and documentation made in this Application are true and correct. Applicant also agrees as part of this application to comply with all applicable requirements by Aquarion and their city/town code, as amended, including but not limited to Aquarion's conservation measures relating to lawn and landscape irrigation.
Applicant understands and agrees that any variance granted may be revoked by Aquarion at any time if: (a) Customer violates any terms and conditions of water usage as set forth above; (b) Customer violates any of the provisions of their city or town code, including but not limited to; (c) the facts or circumstances that justified the variance no longer exist; (d) an immediate significant reduction in water supply or waste of water occurs as a result of usage under the variance; or (e) the health, safety, or welfare of the general public or specific persons requires revocation of the variance.
Applicant has read, fully understands, and consents to the terms and conditions set forth for the variance policy and procedures, and also understands that violation of the terms and conditions may result in revocation of the variance permit.
As a further express condition precedent to the granting of a variance as requested by this Application, Applicant EXPRESSLY AGREES TO FULLY AND COMPLETELY defend, indemnify and hold Aquarion, its officers, agents and employees, harmless against any and all claims, lawsuits, judgments, costs, and expenses for personal injury (including death), property damage or other harm for which recovery of damages is sought, suffered by any person or persons, that may arise out of or be occasioned by Applicant’s violation of any terms or provisions of a variance permit, if granted, or by any use of water under such a variance permit, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT THE NEGLIENCE, GROSS NEGLIENCE OR COMPARATIVE FAULT OF AQUARION'S OFFICERS, AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES, CONTRIBUTES IN ANY WAY TO THE DAMAGE, INJURY OR OTHER HARM MENTIONED ABOVE. THE REQUIRMENT OF APPLICANT TO DEFEND AS DESCRIBED ABOVE ALSO UNCONDITIONALLY APPLIES REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT THE NEGLIENCE, GROSS NEGLIENCE OR COMPARATIVE FAULT OF AQUARION'S OFFICERS, AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES, CONTRIBUTES IN ANY WAY TO THE DAMAGE, INJURY OR OTHER HARM MENTIONED ABOVE. Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed as waiving any immunity available to Aquarion under the law. The provisions of this paragraph are solely for the benefit of Applicant and Aquarion and not intended to create or grant any rights, contractual or otherwise, to any other person or entity.
Disclaimer: This application is solely for the purpose of an irrigation variance and Aquarion assumes the conditions of the variance have been read and understood by the property owner.
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