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Green need to keep course green
Manteca golf course
irrigation system that keeps the city golf course green is currently not operable.

The Manteca City Council is expected to authorize spending $43,000 to repair the irrigation pumping system for the municipal golf course.

The council meets tonight at 7 o’clock via Zoom. The meeting is livestreamed over the city’s website as well as Comcast Channel 97.

A power outage and surge during a severe Jan. 26 storm damaged two variable frequency drive controls that control golf course irrigation pumps.

The city’s golf course draws on a fairly shallow aquifer of non-potable water to avoid tapping into drinking water quality aquifers or using expensive treated surface water to irrigate the course.

Two turbine pumps as well as a 25 horse power deep well pump are in need of repair or rebuilding.

The golf course currently is unable to irrigate vegetation on and around the course due to the issues with the pump system.

City staff submitted a claim to PG&E  in the hope it was the utility company’s negligence that caused the damage. It has since been determined PG&E was not negligent and that the storm was the cause.

The council is being asked to transfer $43,000 from the general fund to cover the cost of the repairs.


To contact Dennis Wyatt, email