If you’ve played golf last week you may have noticed multiple stakes laced with ribbons throughout the golf course and groups of people with golf carts but no clubs touring the course. The stakes are marking percolation testing wells that will be drilled next Monday and Tuesday. This is the beginning of phase 1 of a storm water management project that the Club has entered into with the Philadelphia Water Department and a outside contractor, Opti, to retain the Club’s storm water on site, along with exploring the possibilities of storing water from the adjacent neighborhoods in order to reduce the fees that the Club pays the city for storm water runoff.
The monitoring wells will be installed on the same days that greens aerification are scheduled to keep disruption to a minimum. If you are planning on playing either of those days, I suggest you call ahead, check the web site for updates or seek another place to play as there will be lots of activity on the golf course those two days.