For the well pumps, the variable flow devices and remote sensor system installation are imminent. We have been waiting for parts to arrive from Lower 48. This will improve the water system tremendously and should eliminate all water hammer.
Also, if you got your pressure tank checked/serviced by a licensed professional, submit a copy of the paid invoice to us for a two-month water payments credit.
Lastly, we apparently have a new mail carrier contractor. We’ll find out more and let you know what we know. We’ll mail the promised newsletter as soon as we can, with full updates on your HOA and water utility.
Multiple people have now reported improved water pressure (this is good) after our recent repairs. Multiple people have also reported water hammer and/or discoloration (this is bad). The discoloration is caused by the hammer.
I have been in touch with the well operator and tomorrow will get a quote for an improvement that will solve the hammer problem, save us on electricity, and save wear and tear on our old pumps. We will do this ASAP.
Please have your water pressure tank inspected by a licensed contractor if that’s not up to date. We will be offering two months’ free water payments if you send us the receipt. More on that in the upcoming newsletter.
Thank you and thanks to those of you who are providing feedback. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The well operator will be performing maintenance this coming week. We are hoping this does not result in a shutdown and Boil Water Notice, but please be prepared for this possibility. We will give you as much notice as possible.
Each household will soon receive a newsletter and packet with the latest water utility information. Thank you.
We had the old gas heater in the wellhouse replaced, since it was no longer working. Last year’s thermocouple replacement limped us along for awhile, but the new heater is safer and more efficient. A homeowner donated the installation labor. We will be announcing a shut-off for much-needed well maintenance soon, and unfortunately that will be attended by a Boil Water Notice. Be on the alert for a notice about that.
There are still some households that are refusing to pay their dues and water payments. We will be pursuing those again with shut-off notices. Remember that water payments will go up again in January for 2018, as we move toward normalizing them so we stay in the black and have an emergency fund for well pump replacement or water main repairs, which would involve excavation of the roadway.
Lastly, we have renewed the HOA insurance policies.
We recently sent the Spring newsletter. Please check your mail. It contains a meeting notice for the Annual Member BBQ. Thanks!
See Article VI of the CCRs: NO overnight street parking allowed. Also, day parking off the lot should be limited to accommodate school buses, fire engines, and snowplows.
The well operator has restored our water service. We have a bad heater in the wellhouse, which caused the well to think it was over-pressure, and it shut down (as designed). There is a temporary heater in the wellhouse now, and we will arrange for replacement of the installed heater as soon as possible.
IMPORTANT NOTICE 7:20am
We are aware there is little or no water pressure throughout the subdivision. The well operator emergency dispatch has been called, and we are waiting for a response.
As soon as we know anything, we will keep you as informed as possible. There are many residents STILL not on the email list. We don’t have volunteer time nor (wo)manpower to walk fliers around or make phone calls; so please spread the word and ask anyone not on the email list to do us the courtesy of subscribing at THIS LINK.
Your faithful volunteer Board of Directors
The Board will be meeting this month (Sept. 2016) to count absentee ballots for Board member elections, take a look at our current financial position, and other admin matters pertaining to the HOA. If you haven’t returned your ballot and/or come up to current with your dues and water payments account, please do so ASAP so we don’t have to spend volunteer time chasing them down. Thanks.
Sorry for the late notice. We are preemptively canceling today’s bbq meeting for members due to bad weather. Historically turnout for these meetings when the sun is not shining is low, and we don’t want to do all the work to line out the supplies and set up if we then have to send absentee ballots anyway. So we’re going to cut straight to a new newsletter with absentee ballots for officers. If you would like to volunteer, please contact us. Otherwise, the current officers have volunteered to run for your vote for another year.