Associa PCM Helps Launch Water Conversion Project in the Community of Palmia

September 09, 2015

MISSION VIEJO, California – September 9, 2015 – Professional Community Management (PCM), an Associa company, is undertaking the Palmia Water Conservation project in conjunction with the Palmia Master Association and the Santa Margarita Water District (SMWD).

Nearly one mile of recycled water pipeline will be constructed beneath the roadways connecting the community to the SMWD water treatment plant. The installation of the new system is expected to be completed before the end of the year.

“This project will reduce dependence on imported water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta and the Colorado River,” according to Palmia Community Manager Clint Warrell. “It will create a more self-reliant water system that converts potable water into reclaimed water.”

“One of the great things about this project is the fact that we will not be affected by any future water cutbacks or mandates,” says Palmia Board President Jon Goettsch. “The association is expected to save in excess of $20,000 annually in water costs since reclaimed water is less costly than potable water.”

Palmia is a master-planned 55+ active adult community consisting of 900 homes and is located in Mission Viejo in Southern Orange County’s Saddleback Valley, halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego.

Building and managing successful communities for more than 35 years, Associa is the worldwide leader in community management with over 9,000 employees operating more than 170 branch offices in the United States, Mexico, Canada, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa. Based in Dallas, Texas, our industry expertise, financial strength, and innovation meet the unique needs of clients across the world with customized services and solutions designed to help communities achieve their vision. To learn more about Associa and its charitable organization, Associa Cares, go to or

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