Kalgoorlie Golf Course’s primary water supply running dry

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Golfers will be casting their gaze skywards in the hope of rain with Kalgoorlie Golf Course’s primary water supply running dry.

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder chief executive John Walker this week told the Kalgoorlie Miner he estimated the 200 mega-litre stormwater catchment used to feed the golf club’s water supply was at 15-25 per cent capacity.

But with heavy metal mineralisation in what remained of the dwindling supply, Mr Walker said much of it was not suitable for the club’s grounds.

“We’re effectively not drawing from it at the moment,” he said.

“We’ve looked at what we might do, I’ve looked at buying water from the Water Corp — they have got a reservoir over the road which is full — but the cost is very high and unless you can guarantee supply, stopping-starting with fresh water is worse for the grass.

“At the moment we pray for rain like everyone else.”

The dilemma comes after a prolonged dry spell with statistics from the Bureau of Meteorology revealing Kalgoorlie-Boulder last year recorded 143mm of rain compared to a long-term average of 266mm.

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