Irrigation System Information
The irrigation system is comprised of three (3) pump stations and is separated into three (3) irrigation controllers (as of September 2020) for all common areas and residential homes. The irrigation system is supplied water from onsite ponds. As of January 2019, irrigation is monitored by Insight Irrigation. Issues found are turned over to landscaper to correct issue and respond back.
Pump #1 supports irrigation area West. Pump #2 supports irrigation area Clubhouse and Pump #3 supports irrigation area East.
Controller West, controls 162 zones with 10 programs.
Controller Clubbhouse, controls 68 zones with 4 programs; Program A - 20 zones; Program B - 18 zones; and Program C - 18 zones.
Controller East, will control about 55 zones at build out with 3 programs; Program A - 22 zones; Program B - 15 zones; Program C - TBD.
P1 – Pump 1
P2 – Pump 2
P3 – Pump 3
Controllers & Area Irrigated
A – Controller A and irrigated area
B - Controller B and irrigated area
C – Controller C and irrigated area
D – Controller D and irrigated area
E – Controller E and irrigated area
A – Tue/Thu/Sat
B - Mon/Wed/Fri
C – Sun/Wed/Fri
D – Mon/Wed/Fri
E – Mon/Wed/Fri
SUN – C | P1
MON - B, D, E | P1, P2, P3
TUE – A | P1
WED – B, C, D, E | P1, P2, P3
THU – A | P1
FRI – B, C, D, E | P1, P2, P3
SAT – A | P1
2-Wire Irrigation System
Montecito uses am industry standard two-wire decoder system. Troubleshooting the two-wire decoder system can be time consuming and requires strict schedule adherence by the landscaper. Beginning in January 2019, Irrigation Insights began electronically monitoring irrigation issues via new software controllers acquired by the District. This should eliminate most of the time consuming troubleshooting. Irrigation Insights provides weekly reporting of issues found to the landscaper for correction. Issue type and location are provided.
CDD Irrigation Responsibilities & HOA Irrigation Responsibilities
Areas shaded in blue are the areas under the CDD landscaping and irrigation contract. All other grassy areas are under the HOA landscaping and irrigation contract.
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Irrigation & Landscaping
Recent Updates on Irrigation System
The irrigation controler for PS#1 was not functioning properly and I was not able to remotely control any zones with my cell phone. I reported this to Tuyler Salads of Insite irrigation and he concluded that tjhe temporary repair that was made to this controler antena was indeed failing. The issues must have been repaired because he contacted me and now miraculously I have my remote control abilities back functioning once again Thank you Tyler Salas for the repairs to the irrigation system now allows me to be able to keep water in the South Patrick entrance fountain. Fountain now working.
The mainline break that was behind 710 Montecito Drive has been repaired properly. once the repair had cured 24 hours the system was put back into service. A complete inspection of the repair was made before backfilling the 6" mainline repair. All is well now, PS#2 is back in service and back on the watering schedule. Addressed work orders
Installed sprinklers on new plants pump station 1
Started wet check on pump station 1 and found the wiring issues after zone 9
Repaired wiring issues found while wet checking
We have had issues with PS#2, the metal clamps that hold the filters assemblies in tact fell victim to the elements causing the filter covers to separate (FAIL) and cause a leak and the low pressure alarm from massive flow sensors to cause the system to shut down. Hoover came out this week 10-13-20 and make the necessary repairs to the filter manifold. We then had a leak occur in the 6"main line in the proximity behind 710 Ventura Drive. This leak was located and repaired ASAP Unfortunately the cure time on such a mainline break is 24 hours. While the PS#2 pump station was not functioning a water truck was brought in by Paradise Lawn & Irrigation to water all of the areas of concern that PS#2 normally waters.
There are two zones not functioning from the clock. Zone 2 on the East clock and zone 18 on the West clock.
Repairs found during clock D wet check
addressed work orders