Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (BSEACD) declares No Drought Condition

At their July 8, 2021, Board meeting, the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District (BSEACD) lifted the Stage II drought declaration and declared a No Drought Condition. This drought stage was lifted because the aquifer levels have recharged to above drought thresholds, thanks to recent rain events.

Although the District is now out of drought, Texas weather is hard to predict. Worst case scenario, without additional rain over the next couple of months, the District could return to Stage II Alarm Drought Status within 90-100 days. The BSEACD has initiated a voluntary 10% reduction of water use by all households within the District, including Ruby Ranch WSC and its members.

Ruby Ranch WSC encourages continued conservation, with July and August often being the hottest and driest times of the year. In the summer months, outdoor water use is significantly higher and can account for 60% or more of total home water use. Planting native or drought tolerant landscapes, mulching, and using compost can substantially reduce the amount of irrigation water required to keep plants healthy.

There are other ways to conserve water without upsetting your daily routine.  For helpful tips on ways to conserve, we encourage you to visit the website of the Texas Water Development Board at  The BSEACD is another excellent source to keep abreast of the current area drought conditions and may be accessed at

We appreciate your attention to this very critical issue, and so does your neighbors!  If you have any questions, please contact our office by calling (512) 894-3322 or email

Water System Annual Meeting on Thursday April 15, 2021

The annual meeting of the Ruby Ranch Water Supply Corporation (RRWSC) will be held on April 15, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. via ZOOM meeting. Interested members may participate in the meeting remotely via Zoom or telephone dial-in. Here are the ways to connect to the meeting:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 882 6958 3321
Passcode: 767701

Telephone dial in: 346-248-7799
Or find your local number:

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 participate at this meeting. The RRWSC is separate from the Ruby Ranch Homeowners Association and is run by a separate Board of Directors.

You can view the meeting agenda by clicking here.