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Kent's Corner, June 2018 - Water

Please be carefully when pulling into, or backing out of the garage. The focus this month is on maximizing the efficient use of water for landscaping. The Summer is upon us and the demand for water will continue to increase. Along with the increased demand comes increased challenges maintaining our irrigation and sprinkler systems. I would like to thank all of you for being diligent in reporting water leaks caused by broken sprinkler heads and ruptures in the irrigation system. The sooner these items, like the broken sprinkler heads in the pictures, can be addressed the better it is for all of us.

The next step after identification is to determine who has the responsibility for the repair. Responsibility depends on the actual location of the leak. The responsible party could be any one of the following: City/County Board of Water Supply, the Sub-association, the Ocean Pointe Master Association, or the individual home owner. If you are not sure please contact us at 808-689-7500.   

The challenges we experience are due to several factors. Corrosion from hard water, expanding tree roots, inferior materials used during initial installation, and damage from cars and trucks all contribute to the water challenges we experience in our neighborhood. All of those factors highlight the importance of periodic maintenance of your sprinkler system.

Not all sprinklers are created equal. In fact, some are better suited for particular tasks than others. And, some use water much more efficiently than others. If your sprinkler system is more than 5 years old, there is a good chance that the controller is out of date and does not have the latest in sprinkler technology. If it is not a “smart” controller, then your system is probably wasting water. The “smart” controllers have the ability to determine how much water your lawn and landscape requires on a daily basis. The use of rain sensors and in-ground moisture sensors are well worth the investment. Sprinkler heads will go out of alignment as the year progresses. That is why sprinkler systems should be checked every year by a professional service company. They have the equipment, knowledge and experience to fix these problems. Please note, 1 cup of water leaking per minute can result in a water waste of over 19,000 gallons over a normal 30 week period.

Ocean Pointe is a beautiful community. Making the best use of water lowers costs and improves the appearance and value of our neighborhood.


Mahalo,

Kent

General Manager

Ocean Pointe Residential Community Association