Thursday, July 21, 2011

Irrigation System Woes

Every summer it seems we battle at least one set back with the irrigation system.  Friday July 8th we had a pretty strong thunderstorm that wreaked havoc on our ability to irrigate.  Lightning strikes knocked out a number of sprinkler heads and splintered a few trees.  However, those are minor issues compared to the pump station which will need a new 75 hp motor and a jockey pump.  That leaves us with one 75 hp pump and puts serious limitations on our ability to irrigate.  Given the 100 degree temperatures things will no doubt be stressful for the turf as well as all of us on staff.  I hope to have the new motor and jockey pump Monday and will install them Tuesday with the help of the divers.  Until then it will be a tough few days.  




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