SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $1.4 million contract Aug. 20 to Jacob Construction & Design Inc. of San Luis Obispo to replace approximately 2.8 acres of turf at the Presidio of Monterey with drought-resistant landscaping. Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2015.
The Corps is also building passive irrigation systems at Presidio under the contract that captures rainwater, reduces potable water demand and reduces storm water pollution.
"Water conservation is very important in California, especially when we are facing drought conditions like we are today," said Capt. Andrew Boggs, a senior project engineer with the Sacramento District. "Reducing reliance on water is just the right thing to do now and in the long run," said Boggs.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District provides planning, engineering, project management, environmental restoration and construction services to military and civilian customers in parts of eight western states, including California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming.
Release no. 14-045