Water recycling system at Los Feliz golf will save millions gallons of water
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – An automated recycled water system installed at the Los Feliz Golf Course near Griffith Park will save up to 5.5 million gallons of drinking water a year, city officials said today.
The water saved would be enough to fill eight Olympic-sized swimming pools or “enough drinking water for about 170 L.A. residents to use for an entire year,” Jim McDaniel, senior assistant general manager of Water Systems for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, said during a grand re- opening ceremony at the nine-hole golf course at 3207 Los Feliz Blvd.
The city’s Department of Recreation and Parks is the biggest user of water in the city, with more than 16,000 acres of land, more than 430 parks and 14 golf courses.
“We need to be concerned about water all the time,” Michael Shull, the department’s general manager, said.
Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge praised the water-recycling project.
“The Department of Water and Power gets punched around a little, but … they go right to heaven on this one here,” LaBonge said.
Other improvements in the months-long renovation project include upgrades to the concrete around the cafe and parking lot, better course drainage, turf upgrades and tree trimming. The updates were funded by the Recreation and Parks Golf Division’s capital improvement fund.
There are also plans for the installation of a restroom at the rear of the course.
The Los Feliz Golf Course is a walking-only course, with no drive carts. Around 40,000 rounds of golf are played on the course every year.