Tuesday, January 12, 2010

$4.2 million to be invested in Downey golf course irrigation system



Supervisor, Fourth District               822 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration              Los Angeles  90012





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                           Contact:         David A. Sommers

                  (213) 974-1095 







LOS ANGELES, January 12, 2010 – More than $4.2 million will be invested in renovating the irrigation system at the County’s Los Amigos Golf Course in the City of Downey, Supervisor Don Knabe announced today.


The existing irrigation system is more than 30 years old and has exhausted its useful life.  The County will be replacing the old system with a new automated system and establish a reclaimed water connection and pump house to irrigate the golf course.  Two lakes will be drained, renovated and relined so they can be used as reservoirs for excess reclaimed water. 


The golf course will remain open during construction.  The contractor will coordinate the construction schedule with the daily functions and act ivies of the golf course. Construction is scheduled to be completed in August of this year.  The project is funded by Golf Course Capital Improvement Project Funds, which are collected with every greens fee and can only be used on the course where it is collected.  Additional funding comes from the Fourth Supervisorial District Capital Project funds and from a grant by the Central Basin Municipal Water District.


The project supports the County’s Sustainable Design Program by providing a reclaimed water irrigation system that will eliminate the use of potable water for landscape irrigation.  Additionally, it will use Smart Water Controller technology to irrigate the course and maintain proper conditions while minimizing over watering.



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