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for weather conditions for the general Rim Trail area.
Closure on Houston Mesa Road
February 20th, 2017 to March 22th, 2017 - 7:00PM to 5:00 AM Monday night- Friday
Houston Mesa Rd (FR199) will be closed between Water Wheel Recreation Site and East Verde River Second Crossing
(South of Whispering Pines) during the hours of 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM (each night from Monday night to Friday
morning) from February 20, 2017 through March 22, 2017. This closure is occurring to facilitate construction of
the Town of Payson C.C. Cragin Waterline construction. The roadway in the section of Houston Mesa Rd is too
narrow to safely perform some of the pipe installation activities without a nighttime closure.
The closed section will extend from approximately 1.5 miles south of Whispering
Pines to approximately 1.0 mile south of Whispering Pines.
During NON-Construction times, 5AM to 7PM Monday through Friday there will be
restrictions to one lane of traffic and flaggers will be controlling the traffic flow. Delays could be as
long as 15 minutes. On weekends there will be no restrictions but everyone is reminded to drive with
caution in the construction area.
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 can take your application over the phone. 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.
811 - ARIZONA BLUE
IF YOU ARE DOING ANY TYPE OF DIGGING
ON YOUR PROPERTY OR IN THE DISTRICT, YOU MUST CALL 811, ARIZONA BLUE STAKE.
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.