Water

Lake Ridge, Inc. operates and maintains its own on-site water supply wells and water treatment plant. Water is provided by Lake Ridge as a part of your monthly rent payment. Water quality is checked regularly by a private licensed operator with testing at the Iowa Department of Natural Resources approved laboratory facilities. An annual water quality report shall be issued by Lake Ridge as directed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources with a copy of said report being provided to each tenant. Lake Ridge shall be responsible for water supply lines up to the ground level shut-off valve located under each unit. The resident shall be responsible for the ground level shut-off valve and all water lines beyond the ground level shut-off valve and must provide a properly functioning protective heat tape during the winter months. This heat tape installation shall also provide adequate heat to the shut-off valve so as to protect it from freezing. It is recommended that the heat tapes be replaced every three to five years. Repair cost caused by frozen or damaged water lines or shut-off valve as a result of improper installation, maintenance, or operation of a heat tape shall be the responsibility of the tenant. Replacement ground level shut-off valves are to be approved by management PRIOR to installation.Water conservation is to be used when watering lawns, shrubs and plantings as well as when washing motor vehicles or filling swimming pools (see SWIMMING POOLS above). Water softeners may be installed at the tenant’s discretion. Please remember that softened water may be harmful to grass, trees and other plant life. Lake Ridge reserves the right to use water from any tenant’s outside faucet if deemed necessary. Lake Ridge reserves the right to limit the use of water during extreme summer conditions for those items not considered life sustaining, to include watering of lawn, shrub and plantings as well as limiting water usage for washing motor vehicles or filling swimming pools.