Zilker: That’s a lot of dillo dirt!

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Over a week ago (12.27.08), the Parks department began work on the big Zilker irrigation project -essentially leveling the site, installing 17,000 feet of irrigation pipes and 42 acres of sod!  The first big project is to add soil amendments – in this case, Dillo Dirt – a compost blend made by the city with yard waste trimmings and composted sewage sludge.  Yum!  They are dumping and spreading 3,000 cubic yards – or 250 dump truck loads!  Here’s a photo of the piles and the parks department grader spreading it out.


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