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Woodland Valley Ranch Property Owners Association

Come see the big skies of Woodland Valley Ranch - located on Hwy 191 north of St. Johns, Arizona 

This site provides Woodland Valley Ranch property owners with important information about the ranch, such as board meeting announcements, and documents pertinent to the ranch owners.

Our goal in creating this website is to provide you, our associate member, the information needed to make the most of your property ownership at Woodland Valley Ranch. Within this site you will find networking links, allowing us all to be as involved in the WVR community as we see fit and giving us opportunities to get to know our neighbors. 

Please stop by often!


IMPORTANT NOTICES FOR ALL MEMBERS

Please see the "Announcements & News" Tab for the Monthly Meeting Notice 

 


WVR Well Information

Woodland Valley Ranch “convenience” well facts

2.75gpm @ 325” and an average of 5.5hrs of sunlight year round in solar zone 2. On a good 8hr day of sunlight in the summer we are only pumping around 1320 gallons of water. At 275 gallons per parcel owner/per week supports around 33 owners.

Woodland Valley Ranch was originally Unit 1 with approximately 280 parcels. It is now Units 1 - 9 and over 1100 parcels. There is no amount of math where this 1 well and 10,000-gallon cistern will support all of the full time and part time owners who are entitled to use the well. The Property Owners Association Board of Directors is responsible for maintain the well in proper operating condition. This means that if there is a well issue, we will try and correct it as quick as our time and ability allows. If there is a problem that occurs where we as volunteers do not currently have the time or ability to resolve the issue, we will have to secure well operations until it can be corrected and resolved properly. Such was the case the week of June 8th-16th, 2021 when we had an unacceptable water test. There is no obligation to provide the well and water as a “life sustaining” resource. Water in the high desert is life sustaining and that is beyond the scope of the WVR POA.

To that end, I highly suggest that all owners consider using water hauled from town, water delivery, water catchment systems (if it ever rains), storing excess water, or look at the option of having a well dug. Any one of these suggestions may not be viable to you, but a mix of them certainly should be on the table for water as a life sustaining resource. I realize that in many instances the sale of WVR property was predicated on the “convenience” well availability, it is available, it just isn’t going to meet the needs of all the folks who purchased and own property here as a primary or sole source of water.

The well cistern target is an inverse target. It is on the south facing side of the cistern and the higher it is, the lower the amount of water in the cistern. If the water is too low and you have a tote on a tall trailer or in the back of a truck, the flow will be slow to non-existent if the water level is below the height of the opening you are trying to put it in. Gravity is settled science. Do not try to fix the valve or in any way change or adjust the valve or hose connection to get a better or faster flow. You’ll just have to find water another way or wait.

In the winter if we have a crazy freeze/thaw cycle it will be tough to get to the well. If the valve has frozen, and it does occasionally, it won’t thaw till the afternoon and the roads can be hazardous by then. I suggest you drive to town at night when the roads are frozen, which of course means the valve may also be frozen so going to town is the better option.

These suggestions were built on the knowledge base of people who have been here on WVR for some time. The suggestions are not a dictate being handed down by the WVR POA Board, but the actual facts and math of what the well can produce and sustain are immutable.

There is information on the sign board at the well on how to contact board members who can work to resolve well issues. Or you can email us at wvrboard@woodlandvalleyranchaz.com.

David Goodman

WVR Treasurer

Well Keys

Keys may be obtained in person. Please contact the WVR POA Board member to arrange having a key issued.

Contact: wvrboard@woodlandvalleyranchaz.com

Any member currently delinquent in their POA dues, will have to resolve the delinquency with the POA Board prior to having a Well key issued.

How to use the New Well Box Lock System (Video)

What you need to know about the well hose.

 


 

When traveling throughout the ranch, remember to leave all gates in the position you find them. It is critical to keep closed gates closed after you pass through them and if you find gates open, leave them open.