Guidelines For Rainwater Recovery Systems

FOREST COVE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
GUIDELINES FOR RAINWATER RECOVERY SYSTEMS

STATE OF TEXAS
KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS:
COUNTY OF HARRIS

WHEREAS, the FOREST COVE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. (“Association”) is charged with administering and enforcing those certain covenants, conditions and restrictions contained in the recorded Declarations for the various sections of the community (referred to collectively as “Declarations”); and

WHEREAS, chapter 202 of the Texas Property Code was amended effective September 1, 2011, to amend Section 202.007(d) (“Section 202.007”) thereto dealing with rain barrels and rainwater harvesting systems (referred to collectively as “Rainwater Recovery Systems” or “Systems”); and

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Association (“Board”) has determined that in connection with maintaining the aesthetics and architectural harmony of the community, and to provide clear and definitive guidance regarding the installation and maintenance of Rainwater Recovery Systems therein, it is appropriate for the Association to adopt guidelines regarding Rainwater Recovery Systems.

NOW, THEREFORE, the Board has duly adopted the following Guidelines for Rainwater Recovery Systems within the community.

1. Rainwater Recovery Systems may be installed with advance written approval of the Board subject to these guidelines.

2. All such Systems must be installed on land owned by the property owner. No portion of the Systems may encroach on adjacent properties or common areas.

3. Other than gutters and downspouts conventionally attached to a dwelling or appurtenant structure, all components of the Systems, such as tanks, barrels, filters, pumps, motors, pressure tanks, pipes and hoses, must be substantially screened from public view from any street or common area. Screening may be accomplished by:

a. placement behind a solid fence, a structure or vegetation; or

b. by burying the tanks or barrels; or

c. by placing equipment in an outbuilding otherwise approved by the Board.

4. Overflow lines from the Systems must not be directed onto or adversely affect adjacent properties or common areas.

5. Inlets, ports, vents and other openings must be sealed or protected with mesh to prevent children, animals and debris from entering the barrels, tanks or other storage devices. Open top storage containers are not allowed, however, where space allows and where appropriate, Board approved ponds may be used for water storage.

6. Harvested water must be used and not allowed to become stagnant or a threat to health.

7. All Systems must be maintained in good repair. Unused Systems should be drained and disconnected from the gutters. Any unused Systems in public view must be removed from public view from any street or common area.

The guidelines are effective upon recordation in the Public Records of HARRIS, and supersede any guidelines for rainwater recovery systems which may have previously been in effect. Except as affected by Section 202.007 and/or by these guidelines, all other provisions contained in the Declarations or any other dedicatory instruments of the Association shall remain in full force and effect.

Approved and adopted by the Board on this ______ day of ____________________, 2017.

 

WILLIAM KURT HILARIDES
PRESIDENT
FOREST COVE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.

 

STATE OF TEXAS

COUNTY OF HARRIS

Before me, the undersigned authority, on this day personally appeared WILLIAM KURT HILARIDES, PRESIDENT of FOREST COVE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Texas corporation, known to me to be the person and officer whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she had executed the same as the act of said corporation for the purpose and consideration therein expressed, and in the capacity therein stated.

Given under my hand and seal of office this ______ day of ____________________, 2017.

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Notary Public, State of Texas