Reclaimed Water for Golf Course Irrigation
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Have you ever marvelled at the sheer beauty of a golf course and wondered how the turf is kept so green no matter what the current weather conditions?
Water is the most important ingredient for a perfect golf and putting green. It is this that has also caused much controversial publicity recently. However, many golf courses are now making use of environmentally friendly approaches to managing their greens.
Successful golf course management is also about sourcing water to pass through an irrigation system to water the greens in the evenings when evaporation is at its lowest. The easiest method is to tap into mains water supplies. But, this is no longer proving a viable option for many golf courses. What happens during a hosepipe ban?
Golf is considered by many non-golfers as a water consuming activity. With the use of conventional water resources being contested and variable weather conditions prevailing, the use of reclaimed or recycled water for golf courses has become essential.
Recycled water is highly treated waste water and can be used for irrigation and other uses in order to extend our water supplies. The benefits are:
- costs less than mains supply drinking water
- reduces fertiliser use as some nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorous remain in the water
- reduces disposal into the waterways thereby reducing the amount of nutrients loaded into rivers thereby causing health and environmental problems.
Filtered recycled water used for irrigation purposes can be stored in above or below concrete or steel water storage tanks
. This water is then pumped into an irrigation system and used to water the turf on golf courses. There are many golf courses across the UK, which are pumping shower, laundry and dishwasher water through a filter system and then using that reclaimed water to maintain their greens.
Russetts supply water storage tanks
and tank liners
to golf courses and irrigation companies and in addition to supply product also have a wealth of knowledge in the business to offer valuable assistance to customers.