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for weather conditions for the general Rim Trail area.
Board of Directors
Your Board of Directors has been looking at expanding the Board
from three to five members for several years. The Board felt that it would be in the best interests of our district
to have more property owners involved in the management of our water district.
Last year, Arizona State Law was changed to make it easier for
small water districts to expand their board membership. Accordingly, an initiative to expand our Board to five
members will be on the November 8th General Election ballot. It will be a simple yes or no vote to expand. When we
sent out a request for property owners to run as candidates to fill what we hope to be two new board positions, two
of our residents stepped forward. Judy Scott and John Tanner have agreed to run for the new Board of Director
positions if approved in November. We will provide more information on the election and these two candidates in
next month’s newsletter.
Billing is Coming
We are in the process of setting up and testing the system with
our bank to allow for Automatic Billing from checking accounts. Expect to have the system ready for customers with
the October billing cycle. Look at next month’s newsletter for more information to enroll in Automatic
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.
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.