CVWD helps school district upgrade landscape irrigation at 18 schools

By on December 3, 2020
California Water Conservation Efforts

Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) announced rebates totaling more than $60,000  have been awarded to Desert Sands Unified School District (DSUSD) for installing smart irrigation controllers at 18 schools.

“We’re very pleased to work with DSUSD to update their irrigation clocks which allows them to optimize their irrigation scheduling and use water more efficiently,” said CVWD Conservation Manager Jenna Shimmin.

The water-saving devices provide irrigation for 7,576,450 square feet of grass including playgrounds and sports fields.

The controllers will improve health of the grass and cut back on over watering at the schools, said DSUSD Grounds Manager Enrique Leon.

The 18 schools are:

  • Bermuda Dunes: James Monroe Elementary
  • Indian Wells: Gerald Ford Elementary
  • Indio: Amelia Earhart Elementary, Desert Ridge Academy, John Glenn Middle, Shadow Hills High
  • La Quinta: Adams Early Childhood, Benjamin Franklin Elementary, Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle, Desert Education Center, Harry Truman Elementary, La Quinta High, La Quinta Middle, Summit High
  • Palm Desert: James Earl Carter Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Palm Desert High, Ronald Regan Elementary