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 http://www.bseacd.org/uploads/Rules_and_By_laws_board_approved_on_%2010_11_12_Markup.pdf. 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.