Los Osos High School
The Chaffey Joint Union High School District has made tremendous progress in reducing its water usage. In 2016, the District was awarded the Drought Hero Award from the Cucamonga Valley Water District. The District also received the qualified Water Efficient Landscaper Certification with a partnership with the Chino Basin Water Conservation District. Ongoing strategies have been implemented District-Wide to reduce, reuse, and recycle water.
Well-planned projects implemented at Los Osos High School have enhanced water sustainability within the landscape and hardscapes. Nonessential planters were identified then redesigned to decrease the total volume of water used for irrigation. The use of drought tolerant plants, cycle and soak irrigation practices, and the use of mulch have reduced the amount of water used. The installation of low flow flushometers in restroom facilities further reduces water usage, and water bottle filling stations promote the use of personal containers and the reuse of plastic water bottles. These purposeful plans have helped create a culture of sustainability at Los Osos High School.