Monday, March 31, 2008

Another Day Another Break

The latest irrigation mainline repair is taking place in the middle of #16 fairway. Similar to mainline break two weeks ago on hole #13, the service tee that feeds a stop and waste valve has failed. These repairs are extremely disruptive to the golf course as well as a tremendous time burden on my staff. We are pulling staff off other jobs that would be more beneficial to the conditioning of the course to help strip sod and hand dig the repair areas. The only good news about this break is that the course is not stressed for water at this point, so we have time to repair it without unduly stressing out the golf course. This will not be the case in the middle of summer when these types of breaks occur.

The Backhoe in Action Again

Close up View of The Stop And Waste Valve