Gosnells Golf Club achieves waterwise status
Released 30 Dec 2014
The implementation of a water efficiency plan, use of soil wetting agents and water monitoring has helped the Gosnells Golf Club conserve 50 million litres of groundwater.
Director Water and Land Use Don Crawford today announced that Gosnells Golf Club was the latest organisation to achieve Waterwise Golf Course status.
Gosnells has joined just three other golf clubs in Western Australia to achieve Waterwise Golf Course status since the program began in 2012. The other accredited golf clubs are Wembley Golf Course, Mandurah Country Club and Lake Karrinyup Country Club.
Mr Crawford praised the Gosnells club for showing initiative and leadership in water conservation and efficiency.
"Gosnells is an example of how modern golf courses can conserve valuable groundwater without compromising the quality or the sustainability of the playing surfaces," he said.
"The club has conserved 50 million litres of groundwater as a result of efficiency improvements.
"This water conservation is important to provide the continued water security for the club's course in a drying climate.
"In doing this, the club have shown leadership not only in the golf sector but also in the broader turf and irrigation industries."
Major initiatives by the club include monitoring and measuring monthly water use against an irrigation budget, and the injection of soil wetting agents into the irrigation system to reduce irrigation water demand by 15 per cent.
The club has developed an ongoing water efficiency plan, which details strategies for further improvement.
* The Waterwise Golf Course program is an initiative between Golf
Course Superintendents Association of WA and the Department of Water.
* It supports water conservation and efficiency by focusing on operator training, irrigation design, water budgeting, soil and turf management practices and the use of alternative water sources.
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