Spring Water SalesPosted: November 13, 2017
You may have wondered about tanker trucks you have seen entering and leaving Pinebrook. They represent a short-term test of a possible opportunity for the Gorgoza Mutual Water Company to increase needed capital reserves without having to make a significant increase in rates.
Parts of the Gorgoza system are more than 40 years old. The Company has recently completed a comprehensive study of its assets to identify useful lives and repair and replacement costs. That study illuminated the need to increase the Company’s capital reserves to approximately $3,000,000 by the year 2030, a requirement that would require an immediate increase your water bills of at least $10.00 per month.
Coincidentally, Gorgoza was approached by the parent company of Mount Olympus Water about the possibility of purchasing water from Gorgoza’s spring water source. The Mount Olympus spring had become contaminated forcing them to find other spring sources (some as far away as California), plus their inventory was depleted by the high demand for bottled water caused by the multiple hurricanes that hit the southeastern United States this year.
The Gorgoza Board recognized that this might be a way to fund part of our capital reserve needs. The Board carefully reviewed our current and historic water system yields and demands, and determined that the system we have built up over years has source capacities and redundancies well in excess of current and projected needs. In other words, Gorgoza has sufficient source capacity to sell water to Mount Olympus without compromising its ability to meet all obligations to its shareholders.
Accordingly, Gorgoza’s Board determined to authorize the sale of a limited amount of its spring water on a trial basis during the fall and winter months when our system has minimal other demands.
A few summary points:
• The sales price to the purchaser is significantly higher than what shareholders pay.
• All equipment and delivery costs are paid by the water purchaser, at no cost to the Gorgoza shareholders
• Water deliveries are restricted to daylight hours on weekdays, with no idling of the trucks while the tanks are being filled.
• All revenues from water sales will be added to Gorgoza’s capital reserve funds, offsetting needs that would otherwise have to be met by increased assessments.
• The Company’s highest obligation is to its shareholders. The arrangement with this purchaser is for the sale of surplus water, and will be curtailed or cut-off entirely if needed to protect local needs.
• In the event the purchaser wants to explore a long-term arrangement with Gorgoza after the purchaser’s current emergency passes, the Board will conduct a thorough review of the trial period operations before any further commitment is made.
• Long-term arrangements, if made, will include the purchaser paying to move the location where the trucks are loaded to a better location, likely somewhere along Pinebrook Boulevard.
Gorgoza hopes that this information will be helpful to you. If you have further questions, please contact Shelly at 435-6497948 or via email at email@example.com.
Fireworks Ban in Effect in PinebrookPosted: June 27, 2017
Park City has officially banned fireworks this summer within the city limits. While there has not been an official ban of fireworks in Summit County, the board of the Pinebrook HOA has decided to be proactive and declare a fireworks ban in Pinebrook effective immediately through October 31st, 2017. The upcoming 4th of July weekend will be hot, and the tall grass from this spring’s wet weather has once again resulted in a particularly dangerous situation. ALL open fires, fire crackers and aerial fireworks are prohibited. Signage will very soon be put in place reminding residents of the ban. Please pass along the information to your friends and neighbors to help keep Pinebrook safe during the holidays and remainder of the summer. Thank you once again for your understanding and cooperation.
WATER OUTAGEPosted: June 9, 2017
NOTICE: Gorgoza is working to repair a water main break Today, JUNE 9th, on STAGECOACH DRIVE, with water service returning by approximately 2:00 pm. Thank you for your patience.
Dirt in Water UpdatePosted: April 1, 2017
The dirt originated from a well at a depth of approximately 500 feet, which is a zone that does not contain harmful contaminants. Be assured that our crews have been working diligently to flush the lines affected. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.
Dirt in WaterPosted: April 1, 2017
Gorgoza Water has experienced an infiltration of dirt in a well and, unfortunately, certain residences in Pinebrook have experienced dirty water in their homes. If you are experiencing dirty water, please drain the water in your home by running the hot and cold water in your faucets until the water runs clear.
Water RestoredPosted: March 31, 2017
Gorgoza crews have been onsite repairing a water main break on Meadowview since early this morning. The repairs have been made and water service has been restored. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you for your patience.
Water OutagePosted: March 31, 2017
NOTICE: Gorgoza is working to repair a water main break Today, MARCH 31st, on MEADOWVIEW DRIVE in the Eagle Ridge Subdivision, with water service returning by approximately 3:00 pm. Thank you for your patience.
Spring RunoffPosted: March 17, 2017
As you all know, we received a significant amount of snow in Pinebrook this winter. To prepare for potentially heavy runoff from snowpack or springtime rains, please make sure your sump pumps are working properly and potential runoff drainages are diverted away from your lower level windows and doors. The past few months have seen significant precipitation and dramatically fluctuating temperatures, so a significant warmup followed by heavy rain falling on saturated soil could cause problems if homeowners are not prepared.
Pinebrook Pond RestorationPosted: November 12, 2016
NOTE: Gorgoza Mutual Water Company does not manage the pond in Pinebrook. We are posting this to educate residents about the pond and the restoration efforts.
The pond below Pinebrook Park is currently being drained for a critical repair and restoration project by the Pinebrook Master Association. The pond had to be drained this fall to repair the irrigation system that sustains the trees and turf at the park.
The pond was originally built as a retention area to collect irrigation water for Pinebrook Park. An infestation of algae has plugged the drain field that lies under the pond. Without a functioning drain field, irrigation water cannot be used to sustain the park. The algae also creates an unpleasant odor around the pond.
Crews will remove the algae and will take over treatment of the pond to keep it clean going forward. It is unfortunate that some fish will be lost in the process. This was taken into account before the project began. Many of the fish in the pond are goldfish and other aquarium fish which were dumped in the pond by unassuming residents. They are aggressive and propagate well. The other fish are sterilized trout that the PMA planted for members to fish. None are native fish and, according to the Utah Department of Wildlife Resources, it is illegal to transplant them into any stream or pond in the area.
The expectation is that the repair and restoration work will be finished this fall, the unsightly algae will be removed, and the pond will be restocked for residents to enjoy in the spring.
Water NoticePosted: April 18, 2016
For an emergency repair to a waterline line at Ranch Condos of Pinebrook the water has been turned off Monday, April 18th and will return by approximately 5:00 pm.
If there are any changes we will post an updated message.
Thanks for your patience.