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Barton Creek Lift Station, Austin, Texas - Case study

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Project Name: Barton Creek Lift Station

Product: Grasspave2 

Application: Pump Station Access

City: Austin

State/Province: Texas

Install Date: May 2003

Install Size: 750 m2 (7,500 sq ft)

Address: Fairways Street, Barton Creek Country Club, Austin, TX

Client: Pinehurst Company

Designer: John Robert Ferguson and Larry, Murfee Eng Co, Inc. 1101 Capital of Texas Hwy. South, Bldg D, Suite 110, Austin, TX 78746, 512-327-9204, rferguson@murfee.com

Contractor: Muniz Concrete Construction Co. Randy Muniz and Lonnie Rodriguez

Directions: I-35, take Hwy 183 West 5 miles to Hwy 360 (Capital of Texas Hwy) south, to Hwy 2244 west to Barton Creek Boulevard turn left, drive past Barton Club Drive, take first left onto Fairways, enter code #0331 to open the gate.

Location: Proceed straight until you see a water feature stream on the left, on the right will be the GP2 access lane between two houses and the stream continues on the right.

Photography: Vicki Bohnhoff, June 2003

Summary: Golf course irrigation water is stored in this man made creek which runs downhill from the residential areas to the pump lift station. The creek becomes an attractive water feature for the development. Workers installed all Grasspave2 mats in one day (7,100 sf of what they had ordered, then had to order more for a total of 7,500 sf and finished 5-3-03). Watering is done every day because of the heat being able to dry out the sod quickly. There is Bermuda sod on the residential side of the cart path, and Tiff sod on the golf course side. The site is hook shaped coming down from the road fairly straight along the creek, then crosses over the cart path to form a hook to the right, then turning back toward a house where the lift station is situated.

Lonnie Rodriguez and Bill Bohnhoff are standing on the new utility access lane where it starts next to Fairways Street and continues a long distance to the golf course.

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