Friday, February 7, 2020

2 Canyon FW Drainage Project

This week the maintenance staff installed over 1,000 ft of drainage to the landing area of 2 canyon fairway.  The main line trench was dug to 3 ft and water was springing up from below.  I mention that because if we had only gone 1 ft like other installations I've seen and even performed, we wouldn't have gotten the results desired.  This is just one of many projects that ownership has approved to enhance Cinnabar Hills in 2020 and beyond.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

8" Main Repair

Towards the end of the 2019 irrigation season we had noticed a leak forming in front of the ladies tee on 4 mountain in the location of the 8" transfer line.  It was minor enough to let it be until the winter and we got it addressed this week. 

Over 6' deep
The culprit

The  tulle on the right are evidence that the leak had
been happening for some time. 

Friday, January 17, 2020

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Weekend Fun

Sometimes I have to go out and find inspiration to write about something and sometimes it just appears.  That was the case this weekend when I went to the range tee and saw a 50ft geyser of water just in front of the tee.  With the full moon, it looked like a light coming down from above.  I quickly discovered that a 2" valve blew off the 6" mainline and was spewing about 500 gpm for who knows how long.  We got the water shutoff Saturday and Odilio and myself got it repaired Sunday morning. 

We had to use some bread to temporarily stop the drip of water so we could glue up.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

2019 Water Usage

The 2019 numbers are in and I'm proud to announce that Cinnabar Hills has saved 25.6% of our 2013 water usage.  You can certainly say that we had more rain than usual and the 2 inches we received in May contributed to a large part of the savings.  I'd come back at you and say that our evapotranspiration (ET) rate from June through September was the highest recorded in the last 7 years.  Prior to 2019, the average ET was 27.6" and in 2019 the ET was 31.03!  I heard many comments about it being a more gentle year, but the numbers don't lie and if I were tracking my stress levels, you'd have seen the trend there as well.  

Cinnabar Hills is committed to the voluntary 20% that Valley Water is urging all of the county to strive for.  If you'd like some tips on saving water in your home lawn, visit the link below.  I receive no royalties; I swear.