Sunday, July 12, 2015

[UPDATE] How much water for the new WPB baseball stadium complex and coming from where?

[UPDATE: Interestingly, this short item from Tony Doris was the most viewed post of the week; maybe we'll learn more about this at a later date.]

This is short item in the West Palm Beat by Tony Doris:
     West Palm Beach’s budding baseball fields will get the water they need to stay green, under an agreement approved by the directors of a water reclamation plant a mile away.
     The Ball Park of the Palm Beaches stadium and spring training fields for the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros are set to open on Haverhill Road near 45th Street in 2017. That means engineers at the East Central Regional Water Reclamation Facility will have to hustle to design and build a mile-long pipeline along an FPL right-of-way to provide recycled wastewater to irrigate the fields and a 12-acre city park, and several multi-purpose public fields also on the tract.
How much water will they need?
     Plant officials estimate the property will require 1.1 million gallons per day during the initial period when the fields are growing-in, and typically 800,000 gallons a day thereafter.