July 11, 2011 -
The city will hold a ribbon cutting and "First Ball in the Lake" ceremony to celebrate completion of the new lake at the City of Knoxville's Whittle Springs Golf Course at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12 at 3116 Valley View Drive.
Mayor Daniel Brown, Vice Mayor Joe Bailey, Nick Bednar with Billy Casper Golf (which manages the course), Jusbyn Lockard with Ameresco, and Joe Walsh, director of the City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department will participate in the event.
The City of Knoxville built the small lake on the 18th hole to improve the appearance of the course and save money.
The lake, filled with rain and well water, will be used to irrigate the entire course which will save the city about $20,000 annually in utility costs.
The project is part of an ongoing program of energy improvements to city properties being made by Ameresco.