Irrigation System Information
The irrigation system is comprised of three (3) pump stations and is separated into five (5) irrigation controllers for all common areas and residential homes. The irrigation system is supplied water from onsite lakes.
Pump #1 supports irrigation areas A, B and C. Pump #2 supports irrigation area D and Pump #3 supports irrigation area E.
Controller A, controls 56 zones with 3 programs; Program A – 19 zones; Program B – 19 zones; and Program C – 18 zones.
Controller B, controls 56 zones with 3 programs; Program A – 20 zones; Program B – 18 zones; and Program C – 18 zones.
Controller C, controls 50 zones with 3 programs; Program A – 18 zones; Program B – 16 zones; and Program C – 16 zones.
Controller D, controls 68 zones with 4 programs; Program A – 23 zones; Program B – 23 zones; Program C – 11 zones; and Program D – 11 zones.
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
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 BrightView.
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.
Watering Restrictions & FAQs
It is important to note Montecito is NOT impacted by the lawn watering restrictions of Brevard county, as they do not apply to retention ponds, nor do they apply to homeowners hose-watering. Please call St. Johns Water Management District at (321)-984-4940 if you have further questions.
It’s raining, why is the irrigation system running?
Each of the three pump stations contain rain sensors. Rain sensors are typically set to 1/2” of rain. The water collects in the sensor and shuts the system off once it reaches the set point.
It just started raining but the sprinkler system is running, the sprinkler system will not shut off until the rain sensor has collected the 1/2″ of rain needed to shut it off.
If it rained a short while prior to scheduled irrigation, the irrigation will still run unless shut off by the rain sensor.
Rain sensors may fail and need to be replaced once the malfunction is identified. Please take time to report the issue by submitting an online ticket.
A sprinkler is gushing, what should I do?
A gushing sprinkler may be unsightly and annoying, however, it is not an emergency. Montecito is on a system where the water is recycled back through to the ponds and re-used. Please take time to report the issue by submitting an online ticket. Please contact Richard Maguire-Gonzalez, HOA Community Association Manager, if you have questions regarding the sprinkler schedule for your individual property.
Recent Updates on Irrigation System
Nothing to report at this time.
We began our monthly irrigation inspection and repairs on Wed. As of yesterday the technicians completed Controllers A and B on PS#1.
All of the controllers have been reprogrammed and a new schedule has been sent to the CDD and HOA.
Irrigation pumps: SFH Pump station #1 had a complete (NEW) irrigation equipment changed out. There is an issue of erosion in this area of the equipment platform. GMS has several bids in place to reinforce these equipment platforms with a process of concrete jacking. This is where hydraulic cement is formed up and pumped in these areas to shore up the platforms.
Nothing to report at this time.