On July 22 the BOD convened a special meeting for the sole purpose of reviewing and approving the Canyon Nine Irrigation Pipeline Project. The purpose of the project being to provide an alternate source of water to the lake adjacent to TCTC, which provides the irrigation source for the SOA’s Canyon Nine golf course. The primary source of water for this lake is via a Truckee River pumping system, which currently has been curtailed due to low river water conditions.
Given the SOA has access to ground water sources that feed the Somersett Golf & Country Club (SGCC) lakes, the BOD felt it prudent to be able to tap into this source if necessary due to loss of the Truckee River water. To address this issue, the Association hired Far West Engineering to conduct a study ($5,000) on how to implement transfer of water between the SGCC Lakes and the Canyon Nine Lake. The study concluded that a pipeline with appropriate valves could be installed to accommodate the transfer via gravity feed. That is, no pumping system would be required. As a result of this study, a Request for Proposal (RFP) was prepared and bids were solicited from four suppliers.
The BOD received quotes from two suppliers, which were opened at the meeting with the following results
- DF Drumm Inc. – $39,523
- Arizona Pipeline – $34,300
The BOD approved Arizona Pipeline for the project under the condition that its proposal meets the requirements of the RFP. The proposed solution calls for installation of a buried pipeline connecting the SGCC Hole 11 Lake to the Canyon Nine Lake. No impact on SGCC golf operations is anticipated.
Note that the SGCC Lakes also have access to Truckee River water from the Canyon Nine Lake via an installed pumping system. However, this is a one way system, hence the requirement for the proposed pipeline project.