Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Water Reduction Underway at Golf Course and Range

Driving Range Before

Driving Range After

Hole #4

The Stanford Golf Course, Driving Range, and Siebel Varsity Golf Training Complex use non-potable, non-drinking water for irrigation of turf and landscape.  The water comes from creeks flowing onto the campus lands, as well as ground water from wells.

In the face of the drought, we've been asked to conserve water wherever possible.  At this point we've cut perimeter irrigation in many non-essential areas.  So far we've been able to completely turn off 36 large (120' diameter) sprinklers on the Driving Range and Holes #1 - #5. We've also converted six sprinklers from full-circles  to part-circles, cutting their water use in half.  

With these reductions, we will net a savings of 58,320 gallons per week and a projected savings of 933,120 gallons (2.78 acre/ft.) over the June-Sept. irrigation season.   

We are continuing to look for other areas where we can reduce consumption, and will implement them throughout the summer.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for all your water conservation efforts Ken!