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Spanish Main Yacht Club installs $1M of potable water pipes

The new, more resilient system took 10 years of work and was completely funded by the Longboat Key condominium.

Chairman of the Water Committee Tom Freiwald said Spanish Main Yacht Club was a 55-plus community in both the age of its residents and potable water lines.

Due to repeated system failures, the Spanish Main Yacht Club had to replace its potable water lines, which were original to the condominium's construction in 1966.

“This is the biggest infrastructure project, by far, we’ve ever attempted,” Freiwald said. He was involved with the project from early on.

The new water lines cost about $1 million and took about 10 years altogether.

On Feb. 7, board members of the condominium marked the official completion of the project, in a celebration for the entire community.

Members of the community were the ones who lived through years of water issues and showed support. The project involved every one of the 212 units and over 400 residents.

“This was unanimous that we had to do this from the very beginning,” Freiwald said.