As much as the public wants to believe that public golf courses can keep water out, it’s just not true.
In fact, according to a new study published in Nature Geoscience, public golfers face a greater risk of water pollution than they do from other sources.
As the Journal reports, the study looked at data collected by a project called the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Water Quality Monitoring System.
It found that the average water quality of public golf properties in the U, S. and Canada was just 5.8 parts per billion.
That’s lower than the EPA’s standards of 8.6 parts per million.
But it’s still high compared to other forms of water use, such as wastewater and municipal water.
Water quality is also measured in terms of the amount of bacteria in the water, the amount the water contains, and how quickly it moves through the water.
In addition, the researchers measured how well the water moved through the golf course’s sand dunes.
When compared to the average of public land golf courses in the United States, those courses in Canada were found to have a water quality rating of just 3.4 parts per trillion.
Water pollution is a growing concern in the global environment.
Water is a finite resource, and as the Journal notes, it can be difficult for communities to manage.
It’s even harder to track and monitor how much water is being used in a particular area.
As more people start using outdoor space in their homes, there will be more and more water pollution, the Journal says.