More than six kilometres of irrigation line and 300 sprinklers will keep the fairways and greens of the Blackwater golf course in good shape.
Council installed the irrigation system that distributes treated wastewater from the town’s sewage treatment plant.
Acting General Manager Infrastructure and Utilities Jason Hoolihan said it was an investment that paid off for council and the community.
‘Disposing of treated wastewater through irrigation is common practice and council was required to expand its irrigation system to comply with environmental conditions,’ Mr Hoolihan said.
‘Blackwater now has almost 70 hectares of recreational space irrigated with treated wastewater at the Hunter Street sports complex and the golf course.
‘With COVID restrictions shutting down most golf course activities in early 2020, council’s project engineer saw the perfect time to get the system installed on the course greens and fairways.’
Mr Hoolihan said the wastewater was treated and safe for irrigation.
Blackwater golf volunteers could not be happier with the outcome that has been a blessing in disguise.
Blackwater Golf Club Vice President Darren Carpenter said the task of watering had now been replaced by a lot of mowing.
He also shared the club’s big vision for a first-class golf course and recreational space that serves the whole community. With community buy-in, they plan to mark out a park run track alongside Sagittarius Creek.
Listen to what Blackwater Golf Club Vice President Darren Carpenter had to say: