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Shut Off Your
There are a couple of reminders to pass on to
all our residents. If you plan to be away from your home for long periods of time such as a
week or more, you should shut off water to your home by turning off the water using your own
shutoff valve. Our regulations say that you should not be using the District's shutoff
inside our District's meter box but your own, separate shutoff in your water line to your
cabin. If you plan to be away for the winter, then we recommend you winterize your cabin
by draining the water before the hard winter gets here. Obviously, this will eliminate
finding broken, leaking water pipes in your home when you return in the Spring.
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 Dan Utz 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
Dan a call at (928) 595-0290
811 - ARIZONA BLUE STAKE
IF YOU ARE DOING ANY TYPE OF
DIGGING ON YOUR PROPERTY OR IN THE DISTRICT, YOU MUST CALL 811, ARIZONA BLUE
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.
WATER SHUTOFF VALVE
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”
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
So to help our homeowners who do not have such a
private shut-off valve, please contact Dan Utz, District Manager, (928) 595-0290 so we
can work together to get one installed along with a backflow check
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.