Landscape Irrigation Conservation Measures
For more than a decade, East Side Union High School District has been a leader in water conservation. An early adopter of reclaimed water for landscape irrigation, the District has diverted the use of potable water for irrigation by 30% annually, conserving 67 million gallons of potable water per year, by using reclaimed water for landscape irrigation at Andrew P. Hill, Evergreen Valley, Silver Creek and Yerba Buena High Schools.
Early 2014, we reduced irrigation water use by 20%. We chip tree trimmings and place the chips as mulch, thus reducing the amount of organic material entering the waste stream as well as reducing soil moisture loss through evaporation.
East Side's facilities design standards for new construction and rehabilitated landscapes are compliant with water efficient landscaping requirements imposed by Assembly Bill 1881 (2006).