Pasatiempo Golf Club has committed to using recycled water to irrigate the golf course. To convert to recycled water, the club has had to build a 500,000 gallon storage tank.
Here is a photo of the tank, which has been constructed and tested. Backfilling the tank has begun and will be completed by the end of March. Water will begin flowing from the Scotts Valley Waste Water treatment plant this summer, where it will be blended with well water and potable water to irrigate the golf course.
Pasatiempo has paid for 100% of the tank and mixing project. In addition, Pasatiempo will pay Scotts Valley for the recycled water used to irrigate the golf course.
When completed, the recycled water project is expected to save Santa Cruzcity water department 40 million gallons of potable water per year.