Country Club, PBC Water Complete $1.2 M Reclaimed Water Project
St. Andrews Country Club of Boca Raton completed a $1.2 million Reclaimed Water Project with Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department (PBC Water), providing reuseable, sustainable irrigation to maintain the club's two 18-hole courses, 15 tennis courts, and extensive landscaping.
Roy Schwedelson, president of the club's Board of Governors, said, "Implementation of reclaimed water throughout St. Andrews ensures the availability of irrigation water, especially facing the prospect of even harsher use restrictions being imposed in the future. Reclaimed water, which is freely useable regardless of other watering restrictions, also enables us to help our community and our neighbors by conserving water."
PBC Water is the leading supplier of reclaimed water in South Florida. It filters and disinfects effluent wastewater to meets federal and state standards, and this type of reclaimed water is safely used for irrigation throughout the country. PBC Water and Caulfield and Wheeler, Inc. designed a plan to connect to the existing pipeline, which formerly terminated near south Linton Boulevard and west of Jog Road. The new pipeline runs south within an existing utility easement along the existing canal until bridging across to enter St. Andrews Country Club. At this juncture the water discharges into an existing lake near the 12th green of the Palmer Course.
Al Prince, Greens Committee chair and governor of the club, who spearheaded the Reclaimed Water Project mentioned, "Our golf courses will benefit since the turf can absorb relatively large amounts of nitrogen and other nutrients often found in recycled water while maintaining a consistent lake level throughout the property."