Irrigation Well

In November 2007, the San Bernardino campus started up a newly constructed well to provide water for landscape irrigation. The well currently produces approximately 40% of the total irrigation supply, serving the southeast end of campus, including the Water Conservation Demonstration Garden, the athletic fields, and landscaped areas around the Parking Structure East, the Student Recreation & Fitness Center, Jack H. Brown Hall, and the College of Education, Health & Physical Sciences, Physical Education buildings.

map of irrigated areas on the San Bernardino campus

The benefits of utilizing well water include:

  1. not irrigating with treated potable water – less chemicals used and soil and plants are healthier;
  2. net energy savings by not processing and importing potable water from off-campus;
  3. an approximately 96% savings in cost per unit to the campus!
Completed irrigation well house Drilling Well Well pump foundation under construction Trenching and laying supply lines to athletic fields Irrigation well pump