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The Ranch at Laguna Beach Finishes Water Reclamation Project

Published: 02/18/2015
(Laguna Beach, CA) -- The Ranch at Laguna Beach is pleased to announce the completion of a multi-year water reclamation project, ensuring that the property remains at the forefront of sustainability efforts in Laguna Beach.

The project consisted of the property installing a new irrigation system for the resort grounds and Ben Brown's golf course, including the replacement of all valves and sprinkler heads on the golf course. This tremendous task was completed at large expense to the property, but as The Ranch at Laguna Beach owner Mark Christy states, "Beginning on Day 1 of our ownership, conversion of the golf course and hotel grounds irrigation to reclaimed water has been the highest priority and is the linchpin of our overall effort to maximize sustainability for the property. We're extremely proud of the efforts of our team and the continued cooperation of our partners at SCWD in making this a reality."

The plan was undertaken in tandem with the South Coast Water District, who also installed an all new reverse osmosis filtration system in the nearby Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility - ensuring that The Ranch at Laguna Beach is utilizing the highest quality recycled water for irrigation purposes. Collaboration between the property and SCWD was key for this venture to succeed, and, as noted by General Manager of the SCWD Andrew Bruhart, "Working together, we have achieved an important goal by converting irrigation of The Ranch at Laguna Beach's golf course to recycled water."

According to the SCWD, the project brings multiple benefits to the surrounding Laguna Beach area, including over 21.2 million gallons of water saved annually - an important footnote in the midst of California's historic drought. The city has taken notice, with Laguna Beach Mayor Bob Whalen noting that "The City thanks SCWD for increasing the supply of recycled water in Laguna Beach and The Ranch at Laguna Beach for being proactive in using it on the course. We look forward to other opportunities to expand the use of recycled water in the City."

This project is only one of the many steps being completed for the opening of The Ranch at Laguna Beach, a boutique Southern California ranch-style resort that will reflect the rich history of the city. The property is slated for a mid-2016 completion.

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