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Friday, July 12, 2013

WATER

What it's like to live in a golf course community.


Every night.  The sprayers come on.  Never mind that Arizona is in a decade-or-longer drought.  Spray-spray-spray.


I have also seen the sprayers doing their work in the daytime, under the hot Arizona sun.  So why is that?


To keep those lush fairways and greens . . . green.

I definitely have mixed feelings.

9 comments:

  1. Protecting and preserving water supplies is a more important and critical want than most folks know, or contemplate. Your mixed feelings, not withstanding.

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  2. Around here most golf courses are built in "flood plains" not suitable for any other development, and there's usually a small stream somewhere in that flood plain. They water the course from that stream instead of using treated city water. It isn't as bad as it looks.

    S

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  3. Don't get me started!! That better be recycled water they are wasting on trying to keep the desert green.

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  4. Perhaps they should make it a sand trap course with a little green around the pins.

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  5. The landscape does look pretty, but that's a lot of water being spent to please a few golfers. But I wouldn't mind living next to a golf course in the desert.

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  6. The golf courses are irrigated with effluent or tertiary treated water; water you would not want to drink.

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    1. I am thrilled to learn that. I had suspected as much but didn't know for sure. Thanks QD!

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