Restaurant and restroom facilities at Arroyo Seco Golf Course no longer rely on a septic tank, a small-scale sewage treatment system common in areas lacking connection to main sewage pipes.
The problem, dating back years, has finally been fixed, according to South Pasadena City Manager Sergio Gonzalez.
The restroom and restaurant are now connected to the sewer system after workers installed a lift station now taking all the wastewater to Arroyo Drive and eventually into the L.A. County Sanitation sewage system.
“So now the restaurant and restrooms are on a sewer system, not a septic tank,”said Gonzalez, noting that over the years, there has been talk about constructing a banquet facility at the golf course.
Important in that quest, stressed the city manager, is having both the restaurant and restrooms connected to the sewer system. “There is a lot of interest in what the golf course can be,” he said. “You cannot think about constructing a modern facility without having the appropriate bones, one of which is the connection to the sewer. If you are operating on a septic tank, it is not the most modern way to operate a facility. So the good news for our residents is that now it’s connected to the sewer system and it can accommodate any new construction should we decide to move forward with a new banquet facility someday. There is strong interest to building a larger facility there for meetings, special events and weddings.”
The cost of the project is approximately $500,000 and was funded through the Arroyo Seco Golf Course Capital Reserve Fund.