• Legal Update - April 2017
  • April 27, 2017 | Author: Christine F. Li
  • Law Firm: Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP - Woodbridge Office
  • Everyone is all too familiar with seeing sprinkler systems operating while it is raining. In the past few months, the Legislative Action Committee has learned that A-1484, a bill which mandates automatic rain sensors on irrigation systems installed in common interest communities, has resurfaced. The bill was pre-filed for introduction in the 2016-2017 session pending technical review. It requires that every contract of sale of real property upon which a lawn sprinkler system was installed on or prior to September 8, 2000 is to include a provision requiring the installation of an operational automatic rain sensor device or switch that will override the irrigation cycle of the automatic lawn sprinkler system when adequate rainfall has occurred.