Surf Cup Sports to Save Up to 100 Million Gallons of Potable Water per Year with New Recycled Water Infrastructure

DEL MAR, CA, SEPTEMBER 30, 2019, —   Surf Cup Sports, LLC has partnered with Olivenhain Municipal Water District (OMWD) to start providing recycled water to Surf Sports Park’s grass sports fields. By irrigating approximately 55 acres with recycled water, Surf Cup Sports will save up to an estimated 100 million gallons of potable water per year, reducing potable water demand and improving sustainability.

Surf Cup Sports operates land owned by the City of San Diego that is used for the most pristine soccer and athletic fields in the nation. While Surf’s mission is to create the best experiences and opportunities for kids, Surf embraces their role as stewards of this precious land. Over the last year Surf has invested more than $2 million into the property to promote sustainability efforts and reduce water usage. To make the conversion to recycled water, Surf Cup Sports constructed a new on-site irrigation system including a pump station, transmission pipeline, and irrigation laterals.

The investment into the property is crucial to Surf’s mission. Surf Cup’s tournaments not only showcase the best youth soccer teams in the nation but are major economic generators for the San Diego region, and require a reliable source of water for irrigation. Last year, Surf’s tournaments drew over 200,000 soccer players and their families from all over the US and internationally, generating an estimated annual impact of $185 million.

“Our mission is to provide unmatched experiences and opportunities for kids, and for us that starts with the quality of our playing surface here at Surf Sports Park,” said Brian Enge, Surf Cup Sports CEO. “The opportunity to conserve water while restoring and rejuvenating our fields made this project an easy decision for us. Water conservation is something all of us should care about and working together with OMWD and the City of San Diego to complete this project is exactly how public/private partnerships should work. We’re thrilled with the improvements and are proud to announce this innovative partnership with our water supplier to save up to 100 million gallons of water.”

“It’s a win-win-win-win situation,” says OMWD Board Vice President Bob Topolovac. “OMWD reduces the region’s potable water demand, the City of San Diego’s property is provided with a drought-resilient water supply, and Surf Cup is able to irrigate with a sustainable water supply so the kids get to play on healthy fields.”

“Our mission is to provide unmatched experiences and opportunities for kids, and for us that starts with the quality of our playing surface here at Surf Sports Park,” said Brian Enge, Surf Cup Sports CEO. “The opportunity to conserve water while restoring and rejuvenating our fields made this project an easy decision for us. Water conservation is something all of us should care about and working together with OMWD and the City of San Diego to complete this project is exactly how public/private partnerships should work. We’re thrilled with the improvements and are proud to announce this innovative partnership with our water supplier to save up to 100 million gallons of water.”

“It’s a win-win-win-win situation,” says OMWD Board Vice President Bob Topolovac. “OMWD reduces the region’s potable water demand, the City of San Diego’s property is provided with a drought-resilient water supply, and Surf Cup is able to irrigate with a sustainable water supply so the kids get to play on healthy fields.”

Surf Cup soccer fields now irrigated with recycled water

About Surf:

For over 42 years, Surf has been one of the founding organizations in youth soccer.  With over $7 Million in charitable donations, 16 national championships, and countless professional, collegiate and youth national team players we are forever striving to be the “Best of the Best.”

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2019-10-01T08:25:05-07:00