Cal-State Bakersfield Strives to Conserve Water

Posted at 6:05 PM, Feb 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-19 21:05:49-05

Cal-State Bakersfield is one of the largest water consumers in Bakersfield, with almost 12,000 sprinkler heads across the entire property. Today, 23ABC's Meteorologist Mike Boyce spoke with the Associate Vice President of Facilities, Patrick Jacobs, to find out how they're utilizing drought-tolerant landscaping. 

A $250,000 grant from the California State University system, CSUB is creating "demonstration gardens", which is 3 separate sites totalling about 1 acre of land. Jacobs tells 23ABC, it is expected that water usage will be reduced from about 850,000 gallons of water per acre annually, down to about 200,000 gallons.