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Woodland Valley Ranch Property Owners Association

Come see the big skies of Woodland Valley Ranch - located on Hwy 191 north of St. Johns, Arizona 




Each WVR Owner should be receiving this week a letter of introduction from Sentry Management.

Please read these letters carefully and if you have any questions their contact 

information is listed in the letter or you can use the following:
ATTN: Twila Rothra
4605 East Elwood Street, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85040
If you believe your mailing address or any other contact information you had with the prior management company was incorrect please email/write to Sentry Management and provide them with as much of the following information as possible:
1. Full name of the owner(s) as listed on tax account
2. Mailing address
3. Apache County 8 digit parcel number (APN #)
4. Apache County tax account
5. Email address
6. Phone number
You can find your 8 digit APN and your tax account number on the Apache County Treasurer website here: 
The expected timeline for POA dues (assessment) notices to be sent out is end of January beginning of February. There will be a short grace period due to the timing of the change over, this will be listed on you dues notice, and will be based on the date all dues notices are mailed.
As part of the services Sentry Management is providing to us, a community portal for each owner/account will go live soon, I do not have a firm date for this yet. This may or may not happen before dues notices go out, but I will update you as soon as it does. There will also be a Board portal on the Sentry website and this will centralize the interaction of the association as a whole. Going forward this will be the main tool for communication to & from WVR members, WVR Board of Directors & Sentry Management. Documents can be accessed there as well as different forms of paying POA dues and much more. 
Please browse these links to get a better picture the community portal
We will still have our website to make announcements as well as the WVR BOD email:
Thank you for your patience as we go through this transition.



WVR Well Information

Well Keys:

Keys may be obtained in person, please contact the WVR POA Board at to arrange for a  key. 

Any member currently delinquent in their POA dues, will need to resolve the delinquency with the POA prior to issuing a well key.

What you need to know about the well hose.

Woodland Valley Ranch “convenience” well facts

2.75gpm @ 325” and an average of 5.5hrs of sunlight year round in solar zone 2. On a good 8hr day of sunlight in the summer we are only pumping around 1320 gallons of water. At 275 gallons per parcel owner/per week supports around 33 owners.

Woodland Valley Ranch was originally Unit 1 with approximately 280 parcels. It is now Units 1 - 9 and over 1100 parcels. There is no amount of math where this 1 well and 10,000-gallon cistern will support all of the full time and part time owners who are entitled to use the well. The Property Owners Association Board of Directors is responsible for maintain the well in proper operating condition. This means that if there is a well issue, we will try and correct it as quick as our time and ability allows. If there is a problem that occurs where we as volunteers do not currently have the time or ability to resolve the issue, we will have to secure well operations until it can be corrected and resolved properly. Such was the case the week of June 8th-16th, 2021 when we had an unacceptable water test. There is no obligation to provide the well and water as a “life sustaining” resource. Water in the high desert is life sustaining and that is beyond the scope of the WVR POA.

To that end, I highly suggest that all owners consider using water hauled from town, water delivery, water catchment systems (if it ever rains), storing excess water, or look at the option of having a well dug. Any one of these suggestions may not be viable to you, but a mix of them certainly should be on the table for water as a life sustaining resource. I realize that in many instances the sale of WVR property was predicated on the “convenience” well availability, it is available, it just isn’t going to meet the needs of all the folks who purchased and own property here as a primary or sole source of water.

The well cistern target is an inverse target. It is on the south facing side of the cistern and the higher it is, the lower the amount of water in the cistern. If the water is too low and you have a tote on a tall trailer or in the back of a truck, the flow will be slow to non-existent if the water level is below the height of the opening you are trying to put it in. Gravity is settled science. Do not try to fix the valve or in any way change or adjust the valve or hose connection to get a better or faster flow. You’ll just have to find water another way or wait.

In the winter if we have a crazy freeze/thaw cycle it will be tough to get to the well. If the valve has frozen, and it does occasionally, it won’t thaw till the afternoon and the roads can be hazardous by then. I suggest you drive to town at night when the roads are frozen, which of course means the valve may also be frozen so going to town is the better option.

These suggestions were built on the knowledge base of people who have been here on WVR for some time. The suggestions are not a dictate being handed down by the WVR POA Board, but the actual facts and math of what the well can produce and sustain are immutable.

There is information on the sign board at the well on how to contact board members who can work to resolve well issues. Or you can email us at

Well Keys

Keys may be obtained in person. Please contact the WVR POA Board member to arrange having a key issued.


Any member currently delinquent in their POA dues, will have to resolve the delinquency with the POA Board prior to having a Well key issued.

What you need to know about the well hose.


When traveling throughout the ranch, remember to leave all gates in the position you find them. It is critical to keep closed gates closed after you pass through them and if you find gates open, leave them open.