SRS Crisafulli News

How to clean up a flood damaged Golf Course

Posted by John Zuccerella on Tue, Apr 09, 2013 @ 10:04 AM

In an article written by Jeff Kolpack of Inforum, the Forum of Fargo and Moorhead, SRS Crisafulli makes news for helping the Fargo Park District plan for quick removal of anticipated flood waters at the Edgewood Golf Course, an 18-hole, par 71 Championship course beautifully located along the Red River - the very same Red River that is likely to jump it's banks.

“Enlisting the help of a small army… to fight a flood.  A very small three-piece army known as Crisafulli water pumps.”

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Over a year ago, the Fargo Park District made an investment in three Crisafulli trailer pumps to empty a basin of their golf course which floods when the Red River reaches the 30 foot flood stage.  Rather than waiting for the water to drain naturally, the District made the decision to purchase three Crisafulli water pumps. What they didn't expect was how effective the pumps would be. If the course can open weeks ahead of schedule, golfers can hit the course sooner,  enabling the District to realize a sooner than expected return on investment.

Read the entire article "Pumps may lengthen golf season at Edgewood." Also, to learn more about SRS Crisafulli and our Trailer Pumps please visit http://www.crisafullipumps.com/

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SRS Crisafulli's Guest Author Dr. Losoncy on Water

Posted by Elizabeth Kaiser on Wed, Mar 14, 2012 @ 07:03 AM

Article submitted by Dr. Larry Losoncy, CEO of Clean Up America

Water, Water Everywhere But Not a Drop to Drink

Two great crises face the world: shortages of energy and water. The world's population is heading towards seven billion.  It is expected to continue increasing to nearly nine billion people. In order to sustain and enhance life for this many people, it is absolutely necessary that industrialization expand around the world.  As industrialization expands, the need for energy also expands, as does the need for safe fresh water.  Ironic that a planet with many times more surface water than land mass should now be desperate for usable water!

Great Lakes
Photo Credit:  The Great Lakes; Visible Earth:  A catalog of NASA images and animations of our home planet

One fifth of the world's surface freshwater lies in the Great Lakes. That says much about how the rest of the world lacks for lakes.  Almost all of the streams and rivers on earth are now compromised, needing more and more treatment to be safe (an example of how energy and water use are linked).  Drought, flooding from climate change, pollution from wastewater, and overuse are also wrecking havoc with most rivers, both here and abroad. 

Wells are increasingly threatened by groundwater pollution, unless they are deep aquifers - too far below the surface to be contaminated.  Unfortunately, however, Deep aquifers cannot replenish - precisely because they are so deep.  When pumped for irrigation, drinking water and industrial uses, they are depleted.

New technologies and strategies that go beyond conservation are needed for energy production.  Likewise, the response to water needs must go beyond conservation. New technologies for treating seawater, better use of irrigation, alternatives to water use in producing and packaging food and in the production of energy and in industrial processes are needed RIGHT NOW. 

Our nation and world would do well to work together at these challenges.

 

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Read about Crisafulli's FLUMP dredge's contribution to a remediation effort at the Three Crowns Golf Course

Read how Pond Recovery Services of Hainesport New Jersey used Crisafulli's Rotomite for their shoreline remediation project.

Do you have a project?  Have an SRS Crisafulli Specialist consult with you.

 

Contact Dr. Losoncy about training and business coaching at cuatulsa@cox.net.

Dr. Losoncy, Ph.D., is the CEO of Clean Up America, Inc., a company that markets waterless sanitation systems, including the South African Enviroloo. He writes about environmental and business management issues and does training and consulting. He is also a mental health professional, licensed as a marriage/family therapist. He brings communication and psychological perspectives to bear on business practices.

 

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Dredging the Back Nine: Stormwater and Water Treatment Ponds

Posted by Elizabeth Kaiser on Thu, Aug 04, 2011 @ 16:08 PM

SRS Crisafulli's FLUMP Dredge was in the news this spring for its role in meeting the opening day schedule at a unique Wyoming golf course.

The Casper Star-Tribune ‌reported on the FLUMP's contribution to a remediation effort at the Three Crowns Golf Course, Casper, Wyoming.  When we called to find out if the deadline had been met, we were told it was close, within one week.

Three Crowns Golf Course resides on the award winning remediation project of the former Amoco Oil Refinery along the North Platte River, as described at WyomingTourism.org.

Photo Credit:  WyomingTourism.org

The environmental management master contractor, Trec, Inc., chose the SRS Crisafulli FLUMP dredge.  "Golf courses everywhere use these to clean these ponds," said Jesse Fuller with Atlantic Richfield, which also assists with the remeditation maintenance at Three Crowns Golf Course.

Crisafulli reports that many golf course ponds are being dredged to restore the irrigation capacity of their ponds.

Contractors from Grizzly Excavation reported on the ease of use of the FLUMP system.  They "held a remote control, pushed a switch, and a motor activated the propeller to push an SRS Crisafulli FLUMP Dredge tethered to a cable strung across the major stormwater pond on the back nine of the course."

An SRS Crisafulli FLUMP dredge can "pass" a golf ball - which apparently were abundantly present in the Three Crowns Golf Course water treatment system ponds and stormwater pond.

 

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