Water conservation resources
Water is a key resource for golf course operations, as well as a key impact area
for the environment and community. Water management begins with
measuring, tracking and analyzing water use. You have to know where you
are to set goals and make improvements in a manner that demonstrates
facility may be able to immediately incorporate a weather station and
soil sensors, while another may only be able to reduce turfgrass areas
or modify irrigation practices.
You should plan for both short- and long-term
best management practices to achieve success. Short-term BMPs may range from hand watering, reducing watering times/volumes, or not letting
water run unnecessarily. Long-term
practices may include the use of technology or converting to a different
turf species. You and your facility should set
water efficiency and conservation goals as initiatives in conjunction with
your business objectives.