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(@newengland)
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In 2.5 weeks we will be heading to Crystal Cove for our annual vacation. Have their been any new changes at Sapphire?

 
Posted : February 4, 2012 3:39 pm
(@stt-resident)
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blu4u wrote:
Then why is water delivered by truck to sapphire. Is the plant fully functional?

I believe that during the recent WAPA water problems it was Sapphire Village which had a temporary water shortage, not the Sapphire Beach Resort. I'm not sure that SBR has its own "water-making" plant but they've always had a massive holding tank there and I've never heard of any problems with their supply.

 
Posted : February 21, 2012 5:40 pm
(@blu4u)
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Really?

 
Posted : February 21, 2012 5:43 pm
(@sapphirebeach08)
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Really!!

 
Posted : February 21, 2012 6:09 pm
(@blu4u)
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SapphireBeach08 wrote:
Really!!

Does Sapphire operate a fully functioning RO plant? Why do they truck-in so much water???

 
Posted : February 21, 2012 6:14 pm
(@tammyamo)
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Hope you had a great trip. Heading there in 1 month. Any helpful hints for great finds for restaurants and nightspots. Was it easy to get around?Are the safaris readily available or is it a long wait?Did you go to twisted taco?

 
Posted : March 4, 2012 8:46 pm
 Lucy
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Sapphire Village has a new fully functioning RO system. This has excess capacity and no shortage when WAPA ran dry. At SBR there is an RO system that was installed about 6 years ago but was not used too long. There are several uncooperative entities at SBR. The RO is owned by the resort prperty owner and which has not been able to come to terms with the condo owners association. As a result, water is trucked in.

 
Posted : March 5, 2012 8:12 pm
(@blu4u)
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Lucy wrote:
Sapphire Village has a new fully functioning RO system. This has excess capacity and no shortage when WAPA ran dry. At SBR there is an RO system that was installed about 6 years ago but was not used too long. There are several uncooperative entities at SBR. The RO is owned by the resort property owner and which has not been able to come to terms with the condo owners association. As a result, water is trucked in.

Thanks Lucy. Very sad about Sapphire Beach. It was such a nice complex at one time.

I wonder if any of the big resort complexes on STT are considering wind power (like the new system installed at the school on stx)? Given the unreliability and high cost of WAPA's water and power, one would think that "off-grid" could be a selling point for condos and vacation rentals.

 
Posted : March 6, 2012 12:00 am
 Lucy
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blu4u wrote:
[quote=Lucy]
Sapphire Village has a new fully functioning RO system. This has excess capacity and no shortage when WAPA ran dry. At SBR there is an RO system that was installed about 6 years ago but was not used too long. There are several uncooperative entities at SBR. The RO is owned by the resort property owner and which has not been able to come to terms with the condo owners association. As a result, water is trucked in.

Thanks Lucy. Very sad about Sapphire Beach. It was such a nice complex at one time.

I wonder if any of the big resort complexes on STT are considering wind power (like the new system installed at the school on stx)? Given the unreliability and high cost of WAPA's water and power, one would think that "off-grid" could be a selling point for condos and vacation rentals.

Blu,

I am hoping that Sapphire Village will investigate a wind turbine option. The church on STX has a Bergey unit. I've been watching it's performance and reliability from this site. Real Time data. There are other units on the market that are 10,000 watt (10 kWe); which is the WAPA limit for net metering.

http://data.aprsworld.com/data/ps2/current.php?station_id=A3682&refresh_period=0

Lucy

 
Posted : March 7, 2012 11:47 am
(@sapphiresteve)
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You were obviously at the East end of the beach near Sapphire Beach
Resort and Marina. The West of the beach, near Crystal Cove (sometimes called Sapphire Bay Condos West doesn't have the problems that you describe.

EXCEPT for frequent power outages. The whole island has them, and it's known as "the charm of the islands."

 
Posted : March 24, 2014 1:47 pm
(@lolly)
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these comments are 2 years old and don't apply to the current situation at Sapphire Beach ! in my opinion the most beautiful place to stay on the Island

 
Posted : March 26, 2014 11:40 am
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