Mike West from the Colusa County Office of Education responded to the question.
“We’ve implemented a water usage plan that has reduced the number of sprinkler heads;’ said West, “We’ve have reduced our watering footprint by more than 25%, which is the States recommendation.”
West also commented that the source of irrigation water comes from the CCOE Education Village’s own well.
“The Education Village waters twice a day utilizing a system called an Automated Pulsation Cycle;’ said West, “each station will water for a four-minute cycle allowing the ground to absorb the water. The watering will begin for another four minutes so that the water is not being wasted, and puddling is kept to a minimum?’
West also commented that the CCOE Education Village has shut off all watering outlets that were stationed within the retention pond area.
“In addition to our water conservation efforts, we also use instant hot water heaters and recirculating units on the hot water tanks that we do have to help save water and energy;’ said West, “If the State recommendations should become more stringent, we will voluntarily comply.”