RESOLUTION TO RESTATE AND CLARIFY POLICY AS TO MAINTENANCE OF WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM RATIONAL
1. Since 1953, the Franklin Knolls Homeowners Association, “Association,” has owned and operated a water supply system for the benefit of residents of Franklin Knolls Subdivision, with the costs of that operation supported by the Association’s community service fees.
2. In the past, members of the Association have indicated strong support for the continuation of this private water system, most recently by written ballot.
3. The Association from time to time has published its policies as to allocation of responsibilities for the maintenance of the water system, as between the Association and the individual homeowner.
4. State Health Department statutory and regulatory requirements, and certain recent problems in the maintenance of the system point to the need for clarification and restatement of the Association’s policies as to the operation of its water supply system.
1. “Common system” means the community wells, pumps, pump house and pump house lots, under-the-street mains, water supply pipes from the mains to the curb stop valve on each lot, including the curb stop valve.
2. “Household system” means the water supply system of an individual lot supplied by the common system, beginning at but not including the curb stop valve, to the structure, and including the structure’s interior plumbing.
3. “Curb stop valve” means the valve located on the water supply pipe within a lot, between the main and the structure.
IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED that the following is the policy of the Association:
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ASSOCIATION
The Association shall provide a continuous supply of safe drinking water to its current users, in accordance with applicable law and State Health Department regulations. The Association shall not discriminate against nor give preference or advantage to any user. The Association shall charge just and reasonable fees based upon the total actual costs of delivery, on a not for profit basis, pro rata per user.
FIRE HYDRANT FLUSHING
The Subdivision flushes the fire hydrants out two or three times a year during mild temperatures to flush minerals out of the main water lines. This work is done on Saturdays starting at 9:00 AM and continues for 3 to 4 hours. Signs are posted at all entrances a week ahead of time. Please limit your use of water during these times.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE HOMEOWNER
A lot owner shall regularly inspect and maintain his or her household system, and shall periodically “blowout” the mineral deposits in the household system. Dale Moore, a resident, is available to perform this service at a nominal fee. A lot owner shall not service any part of the common system.
Underground water sprinkling systems are NOT permitted. This is a pressure capacity problem and is not permitted by the State of Michigan. Present in-ground systems are grandfathered.
Review Subdivision Directory for homeowner information and notify the Treasurer or Secretary of any changes required. It is important to have homeowner contact information in case of emergency situations.
WATER SYSTEM QUESTIONS
Any questions pertaining to our drinking water or the water system should be directed to our water system contact person. See our Contact Us page for more information