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Shouldn't Every Golf Course Be Using Recycled Water?


| May 20, 2014

Large turf areas, including golf courses, are good locations for irrigating with recycled water. In addition to making good use of a degraded water source, turf serves a vital role in cleansing nutrients and contaminants from the recycled water as it moves through the soil and into the aquifer.  Nationwide, approximately 13% of golf courses use recycled water for irrigation. More facilities would gladly convert to using recycled water, but the main limitation is the lack of a piping system to deliver the recycled water to golf courses, which can cost $1 million per mile or more to install. Despite the expense, many communities recognize the value of recycled water and are pursuing plans to expand delivery to golf courses and large landscape customers in the future.