Madrone Drive road work September 14, 2022

Last week’s scheduled water main installation project on Madrone Drive for our fire station has been rescheduled. 

This project will now take place daily beginning Wednesday, September 14, 2022 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. daily (less weekends) and is scheduled to be completed on Friday, September 23.

Originally the contractor requested a detour for traffic, but now they believe they can do one-way traffic lane control in front of the fire station. 

Thank you in advance for your understanding on this traffic issue.                      

Jeffrey L. Bates

Operations Manager

Redwood Estates Services Association

Water quality alert

RESA received the following information from SJWC explaining the upcoming water taste and smell that we may encounter in the next few days. 

“Last night San Jose Water’s Montevina Water Treatment Plant suffered a leak, resulting in flooding that submerged pumps critical to operations. As a result, the plant had to be shut down. The water quality served to your area was not compromised during this event. At this time, we do not know how long Montevina will remain offline. We are assessing the damage and will provide an update once information is available. 

“Today SJW will begin to supply the Mountain District with water. The area will be served by our 7-Mile Well Station, which will result in a transition from chloraminated surface water to free chlorinate groundwater. To prepare for this change, SJW is asking Mountain District system operators to begin lowering tanks in the area.

“Please note that this switch from surface water to groundwater will result in aesthetic changes to the water quality such as taste or smell. Groundwater disinfected with free chlorine has an earthier smell. Chlorine is more readily detectable in taste and smell than chloramine. Groundwater has higher hardness, meaning you may notice white deposits, scale, and spotting on dishware.” 

Road paving August 18

On August 18, 2021, Lower Madrone Drive between Highway 17 and Old Santa Cruz Highway will be closed from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for road paving.

This two-segment project will begin at Old Santa Cruz Highway to Ida Ln. Then Ida Ln. to Highway 17. 

This closure will affect all residents of Madrone Dr., Ida Ln., Betty Anne Ct., Jessie Way, and Alma Ct. 

Please advise Jeff Bates, Operations Manager, of any deliveries you may have scheduled. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Brush Chipping April 17, 2021

This Saturday, April 17, 2021, is the first of RESA’s Community Brush Chipping Program scheduled days. This “drive-up” program will begin at 7:30am and will end at 3:30pm, with a lunch break tentatively scheduled from noon to 12:30pm. Please follow the below guidelines:

  • No poison oak, ivy, blackberry vines, palm fronds, roots, stumps, rocks or mud.
  • No loose leaves, pine needles or yard clippings. Only woody brush/branches.
  • No non-compostable materials (painted or preserved lumber, trash, metal, wire, etc).

Thank you!

Brush bin available September 12–15

Since fire season is not over yet, it’s still important to keep brush down and under control. To this end, there will be a brush bin available at the Pavilion parking area this week, September 12 to 15, for Redwood Estates members only. Please load your brush to the rear of the bin first. Take advantage of this free service from Green Team, and get rid of unwanted brush.