One of the many facets of a sound environmental management system is water conservation.  At Brooks we are continually adjusting management practices to increase efficiency and reduce our inputs.  Water management and irrigation is a key component to our success.  Over the years we have reduced irrigated acreage in non-play areas, replaced old sprinkler heads and nozzles, implemented hand watering during the summer months, and updated our pump stations with Variable Frequency Drive controls and a high efficiency pump that has reduced our water time window leading to less power consumption and lower utility bills.

Click on the link below for a recent article by Mark Johnson, GCSAA’s Associate Director of Environmental Programs, where he highlights Brooks Golf Club’s efforts.

 

Water Conservation GCM March 2014