Thursday, September 16, 2010

Irrigation overhaul completed at Downey's Los Amigos Golf Course



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





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                           Contact:         Andrew J. Veis

                  (213) 974-1095 







LOS ANGELES, September 16 – Supervisor Don Knabe is proud to announce the completion of the irrigation system renovation project at the County’s Los Amigos Golf Course in the City of Downey. More than $4.2 million was invested into the project that was finished on time and on budget.


The old irrigation system was more than 30 years old and had exhausted its useful life.  The County replaced the old system with a new automated system and established a reclaimed water connection and pump house to irrigate the golf course.  Two lakes were drained, renovated and relined so they could be used as reservoirs for excess reclaimed water.


The project was 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 came from the Fourth Supervisorial District Capital Project funds and from a grant by the Central Basin Municipal Water District.


The project supported 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 uses Smart Water Controller technology to irrigate the course and maintain proper conditions while minimizing over watering.


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