You’ve Asked: “Why is the grass being watered and mowed at the Williams Education Village? It seems to be a waste of water and money.”

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.”

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Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2007. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at lloyd@colusacountynews.net or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.