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Associa Gulf Coast Managed Neighborhood Wins Florida Communities of Excellence Award

TAMPA, Fla., May 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Associa Gulf Coast is proud to announce that Island Place Condominium is the winner of the Florida Communities of Excellence Award for Water Conservation in the small community category.

The ceremony took place on May 13 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. It is considered the only comprehensive, independent recognition program for community associations throughout Florida. The program enables the top communities in the state to promote their accomplishments and raise their profiles while documenting their success and enabling others to learn from their examples.

"The Island Place association board took the findings of its irrigation audit to heart and made some major changes to its irrigation systems," said Associa Gulf Coast President Michael Fleming. "We are proud to be able to work with a community that genuinely cares about the well-being of its residents and looks for ways to cut costs while protecting the environment."

Among its improvements, the community converted to rotator spray heads with check valves to eliminate low-head drainage, water waste is now prevented by ongoing review of bills and inspection of heads, valves, etc., ongoing education has been implemented through newsletters and workshops, Water Sense dishwashers, low-water toilets, low-flow shower heads and digital water meters that identify potential leaks were installed along with point source drip irrigation for beds, smart controllers, evapotranspiration sensors and pressure-regulated heads with high-efficiency rotators. The on-site golf courses have already seen significant savings from using handheld soil moisture probes and a liquid overseed program.

Building and managing successful communities for more than 35 years, Associa is the worldwide leader in community management with over 10,000 employees operating more than 180 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 www.associaonline.com or www.associacares.com.

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Source: Associa