The Woodlake board is currently working with the City of University Place on the issue of our pond. The city has expressed its determination to work with us to solve the problem, whatever it takes: We WILL raise the level of the water and it WILL flow over and into the large drain culvert, and when that happens the fountain can once again be fully functional.
The new pipes the city installed (a $25,000 investment in our community) corrected major leaks that were preventing the pond from filling. Since then all the cracks in the pond liner (asphalt) have been resealed. Obviously though, while the pond is fuller than a year ago it is well below its normal level. Also, the algae continues to grow.
The next obstacle, what we’re looking at now, is a leak in the concrete vault that connects all three of the new pipes. If this turns out to be the final problem you’ll soon be seeing a full pond. If not we will plan our next move.
Archon Tree service is scheduled to be on site performing the work that was noted in the 2019 Safety inspection / hazardous tree report. The tree assessment report and ISA form were submitted to the city of University Place in June and the work was approved. The work is in both green belt areas and will start on July 1st and should be completed by July 3rd. Please stay away from the tree crews while they are working in the common areas. They will have the immediate area they are working in marked and crew on site.
Irrigation work to entrance corner and grass strip along 61st street has been delayed due to additional locating services needing to be performed. We have multiple services needing to be identified and located in this area before digging can begin in these areas. Work will proceed when locating services are completed.