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Use of lake liners in golf course water conservation strategies

Jun 24

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Monday, June 24, 2013  RssIcon

The increasing cost of water reflects the growing demand and the maintenance of storage and delivery infrastructure. With this increasing cost golf courses are looking for alternative water sources as well as ways of reducing daily consumption thereby managing maintenance budgets more efficiently. 

One system being employed not only by golf courses, but other leisure industries and the farming community, is the implementation of water harvesting from drainage systems of buildings into storage facilities such as galvanised tanks.

Building irrigation lakes is another type of storage system employed by many golf courses. They are used to harvest rainwater and collect water run-off. Installing a lake liner is a cost effective way of water proofing lakes to reduce water lose through seepage.

Other water conservation ideas are:

  • using mulches on flower beds to reduce evaporation 
  • watering the greens at night to reduce lose of water through evaporation
  • Switching-off irrigation during very windy conditions to reduce lose of water through evaporation
  • Watering just the greens 
  • Using the most effective irrigation systems
  • Planned earth shaping so that rainwater, which isn't absorbed straight into the ground, runs-off into water storage lakes

Managing a golf course is an ongoing process and making changes to reduce the dependence on potable water sources is just one example. Russetts Developments has experience working with golf course landscape architects to ensure a water storage lake is built to the right shape and angle so that the lake liner is not visible above the water line. We supply lake liners fabricated to any size and specification. Our liners have been used to line galvanised water storage tanks and lakes on many golf courses across the country. To find out about our tank and lake liner products as well as the services we offer, contact us on 0870 770 2800.
 

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