District Water Data
Goal: Water conservation (SCJCD Board Policy Manual 6.8.7P 6.a)
The District is increasingly expanding its irrigation system to a state-of-the-art computer controlled irrigation control system called Maxicom. The system collects data from two weather stations located on the Santa Rosa and Petaluma campuses as well as a rain gauge on the Santa Rosa shop roof. Maxicom is centrally based on the Santa Rosa campus and provides daily watering schedules to the Santa Rosa and Petaluma campuses as well as the Public Safety Training Center based on: prevailing weather conditions, irrigation method, and plant and soil type to improve watering efficiency and reduce water usage. This centrally controlled system saves between 20 and 40 percent of water usage compared to traditional irrigation methods.
Drip irrigation has also been installed in many parts of the district to effectively target watering while reducing runoff.
More information on recycled water coming soon.