Coakley Bay has two separate water systems:
1) potable water piped from cisterns below the buildings to such functions as sinks, baths and showers (fresh water)
2) treated wastewater used to flush toilets and water the landscaping (gray water).
Wastewater from sinks, baths and toilets flows into our on-site water treatment plant. Once
treated, it is piped back throughout the complex for toilet flushing and irrigation.
The water treatment system cannot handle such things as:
chlorine bleach or other harsh cleaners;
paints or solvents;
rags, diapers, sanitary products;
Chlorine bleach and harsh chemicals kill the microorganisms that purify the water at the
treatment plant. The result is discolored, unpleasant smelling water in toilets, not to mention the
added cost to unit owners.
The other items listed cannot be broken down.
Nothing other than body waste and toilet paper can be put into the toilets. Cleaning products and laundry detergents that do not harm the grey water system are:
Bio-Bowl (available for purchase in the Coakley Bay office.)
Scrubbing Bubbles Tile and Bath Cleaner
Lysol Cling Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Lysol All-Purpose Cleaner
Palmolive Dishwasher Soap
Palmolive Dish Soap
Gain Laundry Detergent
Tide Laundry Detergent
Please only use these products, and even with these, please use them accordingly.
Use of kitchen disposals should be kept to a minimum.
Fresh Water Hookup in Use for Toilets. In the event any Unit has one or more toilets hooked up to fresh water, there will be an ongoing $30 assessment
per month -- and the Owner is strongly encouraged by the Board, at their own expense, to
voluntarily install an approved threshold water meter which will be checked by the
Association no less than once per year. The Association will randomly audit for such
hookups, and the existence of one attached to a toilet where such a fee is not being paid will
result in an assessment of $360 for the past 12 months payable immediately.
In the event any Unit has a clothes washer, the Owner is also encouraged to voluntarily, at
their own expense, install an approved threshold water meter which will be checked by the
Association no less than once per year.