The Village Homeowners Association board of directors is planning to drill an irrigation well to provide non-potable water to some of the Village Homes internal parks, community vegetable gardens and orchards.
VHA currently uses high-quality, chlorinated Davis water for all of its irrigation. Unlike other areas of Davis where community parks and greenbelts are maintained and irrigated by the city, the Village Homes parks are maintained and irrigated by VH residents via their monthly dues. The cost of water is the second largest expenditure in the VHA budget at approximately $60,000 annually.
The proposed well would tap into shallow aquifers, which would provide non-potable water unsuitable for drinking, but OK for landscape irrigation. The proposed well will not affect the deeper aquifers used for city drinking water. All Village Homes residents would continue to rely on city of Davis water for home usage and personal landscaping.
The Village Homeowners Association board and VH water committee believe that the well will result in a better and more sustainable use of Davis’ high-quality water supplies.
Alan Colombano, Alan Jackson, Sean Feder, David Morse and Patsy Inouye
Village Homes Water Committee, Davis