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HOA Success Stories: Managing Escalating Water Budgets

For many HOAs, landscape irrigation currently accounts for 90 percent or more of all the water used at their properties. Combined with increasing cost of water and knowing as much as 50 percent of water use outdoors is wasted due to inefficient irrigation methods and systems, planning, and investing in water conservation can have a huge payoff for an HOA.

Please join us for this live online panel session to hear special guest speakers representing two of the largest HOA planned communities in the Western US – Sun City Grand in Surprise, Arizona and Rossmoor in Walnut Creek, California – talk about their success in reducing outdoor water consumption that led to an immediate reduction in water bills.

Conserving water is good for the planet, communities, and an HOA’s bottom line – preserving its reserve funds. You’ll learn in this session strategies for saving water and money on landscape irrigation while improving property value.


“Our goal was to save 20 million gallons of water in the first year we switched to smart irrigation, but we exceeded that and saved 43 million gallons.”

Jim Kauth, Water Management Consultant for Sun City Grand

Presenter #1

Ken is the Managing Partner of Olson Business Solutions where he leverages decades of experience to assist business and HOA communities successfully employ water and energy management strategies. He was formerly the General Manager of Sun City Grand in Surprise, AZ, a large-scale master planned community where he instituted a program that reduced water usage by at least 35% yearly with an ROI of three years. Ken holds a mechanical engineering and real estate/property management degree with multiple industry certifications in HOA management.

Ken Olson


Presenter #2

Rebecca is the Landscape Manager for Rossmoor, a nationally recognized senior adult community of 10,000 residents situated on 1,800-acres in the Tice Valley area of Walnut Creek, California. Prior to joining Rossmoor in 2016, Rebecca was a landscape designer for Arthur & McKimson Landscape Architects and Landscape Enhancements Manager for ValleyCrest Companies (now BrightView), the largest landscape management and property maintenance company in the United States.

Rebecca Pollon


Presenter #3

Jim Kauth is a Select Certified Landscape Water Manager (CLWM) and a Select Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor (CLIA)with the Irrigation Association and the EPA. He’s one of only 95 individuals with the CLWM certification in the United States and 5 in the State of Arizona. Jim is the president of Aqua Trac System, a water management consulting company, that manages billions of gallons of irrigation water throughout Arizona and has saved his clients millions of dollars in its costs. 

Jim Kauth

Water Management Consultant for Sun City Grand

Being able to remotely manage from my Smartphone and make universal changes to thousands of irrigation stations with a few mouse clicks is an invaluable tool for actively managing our large system.”

 – Rebecca Pollon, Landscape Manager, Rossmoor Walnut Creek

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