Rim Trail Domestic Water Improvement District
240 E. Box Elder Lane   Payson, AZ 85541   (928) 472-7585



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Rim Trail D.W.I.D. had high turbidity levels. 


We routinely monitor your water for turbidity (cloudiness). This tells us whether we are effectively filtering the water supply. A water sample taken 6/29- 6/30/2017 showed turbidity levels of 6.4 turbidity units. This is above the standard of 5 turbidity units. Because of these high levels of turbidity, there is an increased chance that the water may contain disease-causing organisms. 


What should I do?  What does this mean? 


          There is nothing you need to do. You do not need to boil your water at this time as the turbidity results are within acceptable limits. However, if you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor. 


          Turbidity has no health effects. However, turbidity can interfere with disinfection and provide a medium for microbial growth. Turbidity may indicate the presence of disease causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites, which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches. People with severely compromised immune systems, infants, and some elderly may be at increased risk. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. 


          The symptoms above are not caused only by organisms in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice. 


What is being done? 


We filled the tanks with water from Wells #2 and #3 which has minimal turbidity.  We then mixed the water in the tank with water from the East Verde River once SRP stopped releasing Blue Ridge Reservoir water into the river. 


For more information, please contact Don Ascoli at 480-250-9089. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791. 


Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail. 


This notice is being sent to you by R.T.D.W.I.D..     State Water System ID#: 04035. 

Date distributed: 7/14/17.


Paperless Automatic Billing 

Rim Trail Domestic Water Improvement District has implemented Automatic Billing for water bills.  Several of you have already enrolled and will begin making direct payments to the District.  This saves time, checks, stamps and the possibility of being late in making a payment on your water bill.

Click here for the application for Automatic Billing.  You can also call Don Ascoli at his office and he will walk you through the process of completing the application. Either way you can enjoy the convenience of having your water bill taken care of automatically each month.  If you would like to know more about this program, give Don a call at (480) 250-9089.



Recently, we 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.


In our District Rules and Regulations document (on our web site) dated January 1, 2007, we require all home owners to have a private shut-off valve on their side of the meter (Paragraph 5.4.B). Customers are not to use the District’s meter as a “turn-on/turn-off device except in the case of emergency” (paragraph 5.2.I).

We realize that many of our homes were built years ago before the idea of having a personal shut-off valve was instituted.  However, the need for this is real; on many occasions if a homeowner had such a valve and used it, it would have prevented major water leaks.  Using our district meter valve to turn on and off your water wears it out and if it fails, we have to shut down the main line to replace it. In addition, there is the issue of backflow, of water either being drained or siphoned from your home if there is a break or leak on the main line.

So to help our homeowners who do not have such a private shut-off valve, please contact Don Ascoli, District Manager, so we can work together to get one installed along with a backflow check valve.  Don Ascoli's cell phone is 480-250-9089.

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. 

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