Update on Salt Intrusion
The Fresh Water Lake Committee (FWLC) has been working diligently with the POA and we are well on our way to resolving these lake quality issues.
Â· Superior Waterway Services (SWS), the POAâ€™s lake vendor, is now providing monthly reports on chemicals used in the lakes as well as various health readings such as salt levels. This will allow the FWLC to devise both a short and long term plan to keep our lakes as pristine as possible.
Â· The designs for the 5 flap gates have been approved and are now being manufactured. The gates are scheduled to arrive in late September and installation in early October. The POAâ€™s engineer, Mark Williams, has done an excellent job in sheparding this project through!
Â· The POA board has also approved adding a baffle (trash collector) to the intake of the water control structure by the golf clubhouse. This will keep debris from wedging the flap gate in an open position.
Â· All landscape damage reports from the salt intrusion have been received. The POA board will now discuss, beyond what they are already paying for the upgrades to the water control structures/ flap gates and the POAâ€™s own landscape damage, what they might reimburse the 4 villages affected.
Â· Repair or decommissioning of Culvert #4 (under Casseekey Island Road just south of Central Gate) will be addressed in the FY 2017 POA budget. This device is listed on South Florida Water Management District documents as â€œintentionally inoperativeâ€. The future need of this water access point needs to be determined.