Since the last Pond update on June 24th we hired Drain Pros to video inspect the sewer line from the debris basin next to the asphalt trail to the debris basin on the landscaped pond bank. What we saw was the massive 45 foot section of concrete style pipe is in great shape and does not need repairs. What we discovered in doing this procedure is the three out flow pipes from the pond bank debris vault to the pond are old corrugated steel and are rusted through in several spots. These three pipes are deteriorating and Michael was able to capture images of the holes and condition of these pipes. These pipes are most likely the culprit to the lower water level we are experiencing preventing the use of the fountain for our pond.
Over the last two weeks Alex has on multiple occasions contacted the city and has had several in depth conversations regarding the ownership of the pipes and financial obligation to repair these pipes. We are pleased to report that the city has agreed to repair these old failing metal corrugated pipes that feed our pond. They have already been onsite measuring and devising a plan to repair the three out flow pipes that feed our pond. This is a huge savings for our HOA and we are very fortunate to have a good relationship with the City and also a dedicated group of volunteers who have spent many hours trying to solve the water level issue with our pond. We are filling the pond back up in the mean time and are waiting for the City to get back to us with a repair schedule.