Pond Update


Below is a list of the most up to date and recent information in regard to the pond project. We have piping and wiring issues we are dealing with as we are trying to finish up this project. With this information we will determine the best and most cost effective way to proceed. To date there has been a tremendous amount of repair work that has been completed and there is a considerable amount left to finish up. We have been able to do the majority of this work for the cost of materials because we are fortunate to have residents that are skilled and knowledgeable in these areas and are willing to volunteer their time. Much appreciation and thanks goes out to Lee Richardson, Tom Purcela ( Resident volunteer’s ) and Mike Cooney for the many hours you have spent fixing our pond pipes, wiring and recent electrical issues.

1. All the pipes in the man hole that feed the pond were almost rusted shut.

2. All of the pipes needed to get the well water to flow have been replaced.

3. The Pump was taken apart and re built. It is working and pressure has returned.

4. Once the clogged pipes were replaced everything was connected back to the original configuration to test the condition of the underground pipes. The large pipe that fed the fountain is no longer usable. It is to clogged and very little water flows out of it . The small pipe that is used to provide water to the divert-er pipe by the bridge still seems to be in usable shape.

5. Since we can no longer use the large pipe, it needs to be cut down and sealed.

6. We need to determine best route for fountain and the pump that is in man hole. The issue concerns circulation, the need for the additional pump, clogging issues and if fountain will accept water fed from a remote pump? We will discuss this and determine best path when schedules coordinate.

7. Using schedule 40 2 inch PVC with 2 inch rubber hose used to connect the pipes together will make it easier to maintain, more flexible to move around if needed, and less expensive.

9. The wiring for the electrical timers used to turn on the old fountain pump and the well have some issues. Several damaged areas were located and are in process of being fixed.

10. We also need to patch some spots in the pond area as soon as the weather cooperates.

By Carmelle Tagged

Frontage Power Outage

In the middle of December the Woodlake Entrance Sign and center entrance island went dark. With the help of volunteer residents ( Tom Purcella and Lee Richardson) and board member (Mike Cooney) efforts were coordinated and the problem has been temporarily fixed. Tom and Mike were able to trouble shoot the problem and determine the general area that was causing the issue with the electrical service. We then hired The Repair Works Electrical company to locate the actual underground wire path line and also any faults that could be detected using specialized equipment to determine breaks in the underground electrical line. Mike then spent the day digging up the line and found the area that was causing the issue. Mike coordinated with Tom and Lee and the repair was made so we could get the power back on to the frontage.

What has been discovered during this repair is we have several issues with our underground power line feeding the frontage. The main issue is the underground wiring is outdated and in many places needs repair and to be brought up to code (cleaned up for lack of a better term). The frontage sign is still out due to wire corroding and will need to be re wired. We will also need to determine best way to proceed with the underground line that feeds the frontage. We are very fortunate that we have resident volunteers and board members who are skilled in these areas and are willing to step up and donate their knowledge and time to help with these repairs. The volunteer efforts associated with this project alone have saved us a considerable amount of money and we are appreciative of their time spent helping out the neighborhood. With the information we have and the help of our volunteers and board we will be determining the best way forward with this issue.

By Carmelle