March 22nd, 2012
At its meeting on March 22, the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District’s Board of Directors declared a No-Drought condition for the aquifers within the District, effective immediately. The second of the area’s two groundwater drought indicators – the water level in the Lovelady monitor well – has been rising steadily because of the extraordinarily wet winter and spring. The other indicator, sustained flow rate at Barton Springs, moved above its threshold in late January, but both indicators need to be above designated thresholds to emerge from drought. The District declared a groundwater drought on April 28, 2011, with mandatory water-use restrictions being enforced since then. In No-Drought status, groundwater users are encouraged to maintain conservation practices, but water use restrictions are lifted.
March 21st, 2012
The annual meeting of the Ruby Ranch Water Supply Corporation (RRWSC) will be held on April 24, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Ruby Ranch Lodge. In the RRWSC Bylaws, Ruby Ranch lot owners in sections 3 through 8, even if they do not yet have a water tap, are members of RRWSC and eligible to vote at this meeting. The RRWSC is separate from the Ruby Ranch Homeowners Association and is run by a separate Board of Directors.
Please attend this meeting to be introduced to the current board members and to discuss the status of our water system. The Board will be available to answer any questions about the new Trinity Aquifer well as well as the management and future of the water system.
If you are unable to attend you may mail the official ballot to RRWSC PO Box 1585, Buda, Tx. 78610. Current state law does not allow proxy voting. The enclosed Agenda and Official Ballot will be used to conduct any business at this meeting. Two amendments to the Bylaws are necessary to comply with new state law. There are 4 at-large director positions available on the board and 5 candidates are running. The 4 candidates with the highest vote total will be elected.
Our water system was established in 1997 and has been furnishing water to property owners for close to 15 years. During this time the system has been a first class and safe water source that has grown and expanded to meet increased demand.