La Manga Club optimise their hydrological resources

Weather station, optimization for hydrological resources,La Manga Club

The use of recycled water and natural water wells, technological investment, decrease in water consumption in peripheral zones (roughs and roads), along with irrigation control, are just a few of the great ways that La Manga Club saves water.

La Manga Club, 31st January 2017. La Manga Club maintains its greenery and cares for its playing fields, those of golf as well as football, in an efficient way, managing and optimizing their hydrological resources. The greenkeepers at La Manga Club control the water with their own weather station, allowing an effective irrigation system for the grounds. These stations can extract certain climatic information such as: humidity, wind and temperature. Additionally, La Manga Club implements this technology with an ‘in situ’ measurement which controls the same parameters of the station, in case there is any need to correct them.

 

The hydrological resources, with those that irrigate the grounds, provide two different streams: the first comes from the regenerated water from La Manga Club’s own resort, and the second supply from irrigation of the water from the natural wells. Both resources are managed efficiently through the monitoring of irrigation with a sophisticated software that controls the quantity and frequency of the system.

On occasion, the quality of the recycled water is not enough to maintain the grass in the best condition, this is solved with the constant control of the water quality to combine them with others of a better quality.

La Manga Club also ensure that they use the most efficient type of grass for their pitches. The greenkeepers have selected the most apt species of grass for this climate, one which can endure the worst droughts and strongest waters (a lot of salinity).

This has also reduced the irrigation in peripheral zones of the golf courses, such as the roughs or the roads. La Manga Club have placed their bets on planting native species in these zones, such as: thyme, rosemary and lavender. All to continue the ideal optimization for hydrological resources.