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San Luis Coastal Unified School District Case Study


Located on the central coast of California, the San Luis Coastal Unified School District has fifteen preschool-12th grade schools. Even before California’s governor mandated a 25 percent reduction in potable urban water use between June 2015 and February 2016, the district was already researching methods for saving water.

Joe Carrera, District Irrigation Specialist,
controls the irrigation system using
BaseManager on an iPad. With
BaseManager and his mobile device, Joe
can control sprinklers at the district’s
sites from anywhere, rather than driving
from site to site to manage the water.


By December 2014, the district had installed BaseStation 1000 irrigation controllers and biSensor soil moisture sensors at most of their sites.

Between January and July, five of the district’s site saved 2.4 million gallons of water compared with the same time period the previous year. Their cost savings was estimated to be close to $300,000.

Baseline Products

BaseStation 1000™
biSensor™ Soil Moisture Sensors

During the fist half of first the year, the district has saved about 500,000 gallons of water per site and $300,000.

Project Details

-15 preschool-12th grade schools
-Joe Carrera, District Irrigation Specialist, manages the irrigation