Ruby View Pond Liner Replacement Project/City of Elko

 Ruby View Golf Course utilizes effluent water as a primary source of irrigation. Due to a failure in the existing bentonite clay pond lining, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) has required the City of Elko to replace the clay with High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) liners in order to continue utilizing effluent water for course irrigation. As a public works project valued just under $500K, the City is required to have a design drafted by a licensed Professional Engineer, and approved by NDEP. Specifications for welding the HDPE pond liners require temperatures above 50 degrees. With a contracted timeframe of 60 days and lower temperatures in latter months, a September start date was deemed most appropriate to begin the project. The contractor is expected to finish the project by mid-October. As expected, the golf course is showing areas of drying and early dormancy. During construction, a temporary water source is providing limited water supply for high priority areas such as greens, tees, and fairways. Upon project completion, full-scale irrigation will commence prior to annual winterization. Ruby View staff will make every effort for the golf course to return to pre-project conditions for the following golf season.

For further questions or concerns, feel free to contact James Wiley at 777-7266.