Irrigation in River Plantation
CURRENT IRRIGATION STATUS: Irrigation to homeowners is up and running. You may see community irrigation zones running when you think they shouldn’t be on. There is a lot of testing going on and therefore it will be unusual for the next few weeks until we determine the optimal zone schedules.
New residents are often pleased when they learn that the HOA provides the water for their irrigation saving them a lot of money that would normally be charged by using county water. This is provided using funds paid for in your HOA dues. There is a fairly complex system including 3 large wells to distribute the water to not only each home, but also our common areas.
Our water usage as a community is governed by the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SFWMD – often said as “Swift Mud”). They determine how many gallons we can use as a community and monitor the usage with the meters on the wells. Therefore, we have instituted a irrigation schedule where homeowners can water each zone per the governing documents on their scheduled day. Each home should have a “tag” glued down at the curb in front of their home which gives the range of time to run the cycle. Additional watering puts our community in jeopardy of sanctions from SFWMD and therefore residents can be fined for excessive watering. If you are unsure of your watering time, contact the management company.
If you are conducting a landscaping project or installing a new lawn, please email our management company and request additional watering. You will be given an exemption for the period of time for you new plantings.
As of May, 2021, The Board of Directors have terminated the contract with Westcoast Landscaping and started using TruScape. The first agenda item is to get the irrigation working in the common areas so we can plant new beautiful flowers and bushes to make our community amazing! With that, you may experience intermittent outages and low pressure as they are working to fix valves, pipes, zones, etc. While the outages will normally be during the day, sometimes it may be later. The status will always be at the top of this page! We appreciate your understanding while we fix the system for years of reliable useage.