BSEACD adopts rules with toned-down language concerning water use fee rates

Ruby Ranch WSC customers will be glad to hear that the BSEACD Board, at its October 11, 2012 meeting, ultimately adopted rules that do not force a particular set of fees or rate structure on the utility.  In fact, it said that it can’t do that. The rule changes are posted on the BSEACD website (see Rule 3-6.1 at  As stated by BSEACD in the introduction to the new Rules on its website, the new language incentivizes public water system permittees like Ruby Ranch WSC to adopt conservation-oriented rate structures to facilitate demand-reduction during droughts.  But it does not require them to do so.