Some of you may be aware that we had a large water leak that went undetected for some time. This leak was not at anyone’s residence, but at the very end of Kingsmill Drive, where the water flowed into the association-owned common ground. As soon as the leak was detected, immediate action was taken to have this repaired. This was done without having to have any portion of Kingsmill Drive compromised.
Due to this leak, our water bill has doubled for this billing cycle. The HOA will talk to the Water Company to see if they will grant us an exemption on any of this, but in the meantime the HOA is obligated to pay.
Our next billing will be sent out late June or early July. Residents will receive their normal invoices based on their amount of water used, plus drainage, trash and dues. Sometime after this billing, a second invoice will be sent to each resident to cover the cost associated with the leak. Everyone will be billed the same amount. At this time, we are estimating that it will be a little over $100.00 per household.
We know this is not welcome news, but we are committed to keeping this fair and equitable to all residents. Our Patio Homes will have problems from time to time due to aging infrastructure. We will just have to deal with them as they present themselves, and try to be pro-active with maintaining our homes and grounds as much as possible. We ask all residents to please speak up if they notice a problem, especially pooling water. The longer something like this goes on, the more we all pay.
Thank you for your understanding in this matter.
PHGIII Board of Directors