The reversible proton dissociation and geminate recombination of a photoacid is studied as a function of temperature in water electrolyte solutions and binary water-methanol mixtures, containing 0.1 and 0.2 mole fractions of methanol. 8-Hydroxypyrene-1,3,6-trisulfonate trisodium salt (HPTS) is used as the photoacid. The experimental data are analyzed by the reversible geminate recombination model. We found that the slope of the logarithm of the proton-transfer rate constant as a function of the inverse of temperature (Arrhenius plot) in the liquid phase of these samples are temperature-dependent, while in the solid phase, the slope is nearly constant. The slope of the Arrhenius plot in frozen electrolyte solution is larger than that of the water - methanol mixtures, which is about the same as in pure water. Careful examination of the time-resolved emission in ice samples shows that the fit quality using the geminate recombination model is rather poor at relatively short times. We were able to get a better fit using an inhomogeneous kinetics model assuming the protontransfer rate consists of a distribution of rates. The model is consistent with an inhomogeneous frozen water distribution next to the photoacid.