City leaders broke ground Thursday on a retrofit project at the Griffith Park Roosevelt Golf Course that will switch its irrigation system from using drinking water to using recycled water.
The project was funded by an annual $3 million grant from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to the Department of Recreation and Parks under an ongoing partnership.
“The partnership between LADWP and the Department of Recreation and Parks saves our city millions of gallons of water each year, and is a huge step in building a more sustainable Los Angeles,” City Councilman David Ryu said. “I’m so proud to be a part of this effort to make Los Angeles the leader in water-conscious growth.”
The Roosevelt Golf Course will be the eighth city course to switch its irrigation system from potable to recycled water, saving an estimated 39 million gallons a year. Once the Roosevelt project is completed, all eight city golf courses with recycled water will save up to a combined 690 million gallons of drinking water per year, officials said.
“Investing in partnerships with fellow city agencies like Recreation and Parks and with our customers at home is money saved on purchasing costly imported water,” LADWP Chief Operating Officer Martin Adams said.
Construction on the project is expected to be completed by early next year.
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