Friday, January 30, 2015

#7 Drainage

Over the past week or so, the grounds staff had been working on a drainage project along the cart path of #7.  This project has been on our wish list for some time and are glad to have it completed.  The drainage system for the #7 green, bunker and basins around the green, all connect together and go north to an exit point about 150 yards away from the green.  When the course was constructed, and no houses existed, this likely seemed to be the best option.  Years later, with the area fully developed, this drainage outlet has been a nuisance for the homeowners in the area.  To solve the problem, it was decided that the best thing to do would be to take the drain outlet down to the ditch right of the tee complex near Mingo, by adding additional drainage pipe.  In total, staff added almost 800' of drain pipe and had to cross the cart path twice.  This presented the only real challenge to the project, in that we had to cut and remove portions of the cart path so we could trench in new pipe.  Once the new pipe was installed, new concrete was installed back to repair the cart path.  Earlier this week, the last few details were completed and the project is now officially done.


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