Over 20 million gallons of water were used in 2020 by the 151 homes in Villages 1,2,5,6, & 7.
It cost approximately $34,000; each homeowner’s share, about $225 for 135,000 gallons H2O.
More than 70% of that water and cost went to irrigating lawns ($24,000 = $159 per home)
As people and the Villages are setting up their irrigation schedules for 2021, we should all consider conservation and water costs on our shared water meter.
As you set up front yard watering with the landscapers, please instruct them to cut down the number of days for irrigation. The recommendation is to water deeper and less often.
Please have irrigation leaks repaired as soon as possible. Running water is wasteful and expensive.
Please offer assistance to your neighbors who are challenged by their backyard irrigation controls. We are hoping to have a team of volunteers who are willing to reset timers and help technically challenged homeowners.
The attached information is helpful in defining the issue and offering some good solutions. Get the word out that the Villages are getting serious about water conservation and excessive water bills. Feel free to share this email and start conversations with our Village members.
Thank you for your cooperation. We are truly in this together.
Linda Olson-President, Dick Cook Vice President, Marie Evans Treasurer, Denise Bartlow Secretary, Jim Murphy ARC, Joyce Beecroft, Jeanne Joyal