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for weather conditions for the general Rim Trail area.
Automatic Billing is Coming
Many property owners have contacted our office and asked if we
offered Automatic Billing from checking accounts. At the time, our billing software was unable to do this
kind of billing. Now, as a result of many requests, Rim Trail DWID has purchased an upgraded version of the
software to handle Automatic Billing. We will be testing the billing software over the next 60 days with the
expectation that you can start automated payments in October 2016. No more need to handwrite checks or go to your
banks website to make a payment. You will receive an email when your bill is ready each month. With Automatic
Billing, your payment will be on time, every time without having to worry. More information on this new option for
paying your water bill will be provided in future District newsletters.
811 - ARIZONA BLUE
REMINDER: IF YOU ARE DOING ANY TYPE OF DIGGING ON YOUR PROPERTY OR IN
THE DISTRICT, YOU MUST CALL 811, ARIZONA BLUE STAKE
Over the last 3 weeks we have had two water line breaks that were
man-caused. One break was due to someone driving their vehicle too close to one of our Blue Water Line Markers for
a water valve box and consequently broke the main water line. The second break was due to digging without
first calling 811.
We realize most of us who have other homes in the valley or moved
from the city, expect the water lines to be in the street utility easements. That is not the case in the Rim
Trail Domestic Water Improvement District. The original water lines were installed in the 1950’s and they did not
necessarily follow along our roads in Rim Trail. In fact about 25% of our water lines run thru private
property. The water line still has an utility easement, but it goes through some of the properties in our
community, instead of along the roads. Don Ascoli has talked with several of our property owners to make them aware
that we will be installing more Blue Water Line Markers in Rim Trail. Then you can see where the water line goes
through the properties and avoid hitting any water lines. Until we can complete this project, the only way to
know where the water line is before you dig is to call 811, Arizona Blue Stake. It is also the LAW.
Recently we discovered a homeowner’s water drain line used to winterize their
cabin had the shutoff valve left open instead of turned off. As a result of not shutting this valve off, over
40,000 gallons of water flowed through their home and ended up in the East Verde river. This negligence not
only caused a great loss of water and a very high water bill to the property owner, but by leaving this drain valve
open it caused all the property owners downstream to have very low water pressure and at times no water in their
WE WANT TO REMIND ALL OUR HOME OWNERS TO MAKE SURE THEY CLOSE THEIR SHUTOFF VALVE
TO THEIR HOME WHEN AWAY FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME. If you are going to be away from your home for more than 2-3 days,
shut off the water to your home to prevent any loss of water on your property. By using your own shutoff
valve, you are insuring that if there is a break in any of your water lines (like a freeze in the winter) or open
valves (like leaving a drain line open) you will not suffer a major loss in water and have to pay a large water
ALL EXISTING HOME OWNERS ARE REQUESTED TO HAVE A SHUT-OFF VALVE on their side of
the water meter. Remember, the shut-off valve in the meter box is the property of the RIM TRAIL DWID and is not to
be used by the home owner as their personal shut-off valve. It is to be LEFT ON AT ALL TIMES; only the Water
Operator is responsible for shutting off this valve when working on the water line.
If you do not have a shutoff valve on the water line going to your home, a shutoff
valve can be installed in your water line for approximately $300, depending on your specific water line
layout. Contact the District Manager at 480-250-9089 to get more information on having a shutoff valve
installed in your water line.
lf existing home owners are updating their water line, it is highly recommended
that you install a backflow check valve. This prevents water from being siphoned from your home and drained into
the water system if there is a loss of pressure in the water line.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Official Postings of Board Meeting Minutes and
Agendas can be found on the bulletin board at the
corner of Beluzzi Blvd and Bridge Road. (Right beside the mailboxes).
Click Here to read the
official Posting Location Notice provided to Gila County.
Additionally this site is a repository of Agendas and Notices
they can be found at: Agendas and Notices. These go back to March 2011.
A repository of Minutes can also be found on this site
at: Minutes. These also go back
to March 2011.