Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Irrigation Deep Well Problems

Dear Des Moines Golf and Country Club Member,

This past Saturday the motor on our deep well, our main irrigation water source, failed. The motor sits at 510' below ground so replacing it is not a simple task. We anticipate the well being back in operation sometime next week.

During the interim period we are using water storage on property. We will be draining some silt ponds and moving that water into our irrigation ponds. Over the next week or two there will be a dramatic lowering of the water levels as we move water around. Ponds levels will remain down until we get rainfall or until the deep well is back in operation. We are watering roughs very sparingly as we try to conserve as much water as possible.

We thank you in advance for your understanding.