The water fountain poll has been removed. Thanks to everyone who took the time to answer the survey and/or leave a comment. The results of the survey are as follows:
I use the water fountain and can’t live without it. – 8.07%
I don’t use the water fountain. It’s unsanitary. – 19.35%
I don’t use the water fountain for another reason. – 53.23%
We have a water fountain? – 19.35%
The poll was posted because we were not able to find anyone in the area who could repair the water fountain. Eight percent of respondents indicated they cannot live without it. It would be tragic to have someone succumb to thirst simply because over seventy-two percent don’t drink from the fountain and approaching twenty percent didn’t even know there was a fountain. The eight percent prompted us to do more research and a company was located that we believe can repair the fountain.
If the repair is not successful, the board has made a decision to pursue a replacement or consider another course of action that would result in drinking water availability in the club house. Several alternatives have been suggested, including a bottled water system or a reverse osmosis system that could be plumbed off the existing water pipe. One resident even volunteered to look on eBay or Craig’s List to see if they could find a used water fountain.
Several residents responded privately with their ideas and I would like to address those as well. A beer keg is not an option. The board would consider it if there weren’t so many choices. We don’t want to cause a fight over which beer is best. Also, a cistern is not a good choice as we don’t want everyone sharing a ladle.
If you have other suggestions, please leave them in the comment section of this post as we may be considering this issue as we prepare the 2017 budget.