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




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The RTDWID Board will hold a Budget & Rate Hearing to discuss the 2016-2017 Proposed Budget and Rate Schedule on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 1:00pm at the Whispering Pines Fire Station # 72 in Rim Trail.  The fire station is located just up the road from the mailboxes and District bulletin Board.

The Proposed Budget & Rate Schedule are available for review on the Financial Statements page of this website.  The Agenda for the meeting is located on the Agenda & Notices page.

Please note that due to technical issues, no telephone call-in option is available.


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 home.

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 bill.

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.

Revised Rate & Fee Schedule  

Several minor corrections were made to the Rate & Fee Schedule during the Board Meeting on June 27, 2015.  Most were technical.

However, there was one change which will benefit the vast majority of the RTDWID users.  Starting July 1, 2015, most users will be billed simply the base rate of $79 each month regardless of gallons used.  At the end of the fiscal year (June 30), each account will be analyzed to determine if the annual usage was in excess of 36,000 gallons.  If this is the case, a one-time billing for excess usage will be made.  The Board determined that most users only have two to three months where usage is over the base 3,000 gallons and that the usage during the rest of the year is far below the base.  The Board decided that it was fairer to most users to not charge for excess usage where, for the most part, overall usage is below 36,000 gallons per year.

The Board trusts that most users will welcome this enhancement.  It also will simplify things for those that wish to pre-pay, say on a quarterly basis, to avoid having to write a check each month and/or worry about excess use charges.

Please visit the Rates & Fees page to view the complete new Rate & Fee Schedule. 

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.