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Author(s):Phelps, Richard M.
Author Affiliation:Past President, American Society of Golf Course Architects
Title:Effluents for irrigation: The wave of the future?
Column Name:Charting the course
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Source:Golf Course Management. Vol. 53, No. 4, April 1985, p. 106.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Lawrence, Kansas, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Irrigation; Effluent water; Golf courses; Golf courses in the environment
Abstract/Contents:"'Maintaining turfgrass is the most trying and exacting field in the science of agronomy'. Looking after golf courses is one long battle against the climate, economics and turf kicking, divot taking golfers. One of the major problems in the U.S. is the short supply of irrigation water and in times of shortage golf courses tend to be the first to be cut off. One way of overcoming the problem is to use effluent water rather than potable water for irrigation purposes. The water which is available from waste water treatment plants is free to clubs apart from pumping costs. It has been estimated that approximately 10% of golf courses in the U.S. are already using effluent water for irrigation. Many golf courses in hot arid areas where water shortages are common have gone over to this source of water. There are strict regulations on where and how effluent is used but for technically knowledgeable users it is freely available. Both sides are satisfied with the arrangement, course managers because effluent cuts maintenance expenses and government officials because normally effluent is difficult to dispose of. Developers of large housing estates are siting the buildings near golf courses in order that the waste water can be used to irrigate the golf course. The arrangements make sense because water is not being lost but is being re-cycled."
Note:Summary appears in The Journal of The Sports Turf Research Institute, June 1986, vol. 62, p 234.
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Phelps, R. M. 1985. Effluents for irrigation: The wave of the future?. Golf Course Manage. 53(4):p. 106.
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