Urbanization brings with it many sour consequences. From polluted air, to lack of habitat, golf courses can help reduce these negative affects of condensed human populations. But what about water quality? If golf courses use dirty water, unfit to be released into river systems, then the playing surface will suffer. This is why many courses are creating storm water quality ponds where dirty sediment filled water enters the property, and before it mixes with the irrigation supply. These systems can greatly improve water quality and even provide opportunity for course development in new communities.
Clicking on the title of this post will bring you to a series of files prepared for the Province of Ontario's Storm Water Management Planning Design Manual. This manual is an amazing resource for those interested in creating a storm water management system capable of improving water quality.