July 22 BOD Meeting on Canyon9 Pipeline

Somersett United
Somersett United

The SOA Board of Directors has called a Special Meeting set for July 22, 2015 at 4:00 PM in the Canyon View Room at The Club at Town Center. Purpose of the meeting is to:  “Review and Approve the Canyon Nine Irrigation Pipeline Project”.  Details of this project are discussed below.  It is anticipated that bids will be addressed and a supplier for the project approved.

Note that while this is a single agenda open meeting, all homeowners have the right to address the BOD on any other topic they desire while keeping within the designated three minute time limit.

Canyon9 Pipeline Project

This issue was brought about by potential cutoff of Truckee River water (due to low level or other restrictive conditions), which feeds the Association lake adjacent to TCTC. Given that this lake provides the Canyon9 irrigation source it was determined that a contingency plan was necessary in the event of cutoff of the Truckee River water source. The Association has access to ground water which feeds an upper lake located on Country Club grounds, which could be used as an alternate source of irrigation water. However, no pumps or pipelines exist to transfer water from the upper Country Club lake to the lower Association lake. To address this issue, the Association hired an Engineering firm to conduct a study on how to implement transfer of water between these lakes. The study concluded that a pipeline with appropriate valves could be installed to accommodate the transfer via gravity feed.  That is, no pumping system would be required.  As a result of this study, an RFP was prepared and sent to potential suppliers.