Golf course's hope to stay green running dry


DECATUR -- Decatur's Scovill Golf Course is fighting to stay green, but they only have 25 days left until their water supply runs dry.

The latest water restrictions are cutting off the golf course from city water. It's what they depend on to water their fairways and greens.

Decatur's park district is looking for any wells to drill for the course, but no luck yet.

Golf Director Rick Anderson says these water restrictions are hurting much more than last year's.

"When you get into fall, water restrictions on a golf course not so bad because the weather is more of your friend then," Anderson said. "But when it hits you in July, then it becomes a major issue."

Other public courses like Hickory Point already rely on water wells -- and will stay more green.

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