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 ponds. As of January 2019, irrigation is monitored by Irrigation Insights. Issues found are turned over to landscaper to correct issue and respond back.
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
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
On Wednesday (1-15) Insight Irrigation attempted to run a flow test on clock A. It appears that Hoover was on site and working on the pump stations that day and our test results were invalid. We do know that all zones on Clock A are functioning electrically.
Clock C repairs found on wet check
Completed revamp for new landscaping around pond on Montecito
We will try to get flow results for both clock A and B done next week if possible. Insight will continue to test on Wednesdays and if needed Thursdays. Let us know if there are any questions or concerns.
There was no irrigation report available from Brandon Dietrich of Paradise Lawn & Irrigation as he was in school this week.
Installed irrigation on newly planted landscaping
Addressed work orders
Finished all grounding installation on click D
Buried exposed 2 wire on clock E near pump station.
Addressed zone 7 and 17 flow problems reported by Tyler
This week we tested clock D. Zones 37 (760/762 Ventura), zones 64/65 (122-132 Redondo) and zones 88/89 (pond behind 681 Ventura) failed to show flow.
There was new sod put down on zones 29 ,30, 31, 32, 33, 42, 43, 53, 54 on clock D. We will set these zones up for extra watering. Let us know if there are any questions or concerns. Clock D check inspection
Clock D repairs
Addressed work orders
Completed installing 2-wire Clack D