Sunday, September 16, 2012

Hays County Lifts Burn Ban

Hays County today lifted its ban on outdoor burning effective Friday, September 14, 2012 until further notice.
Hays County Fire Marshal Mark Chambers urged residents to use common sense when burning outdoors – never leave a fire unattended by an adult, have a water source nearby, alert your local fire department (not the Sheriff’s Office) that you are going to burn and as a courtesy, notify your immediate neighbors.
The need for a burn ban is reviewed each week during Tuesday’s Commissioners Court meetings. County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., can reinstate a burn ban on an emergency basis if the need arises.
For more information about outdoor burning rules, the drought index and a wildland fire planning guide for residents visit the Hays County web site at, or the Fire Marshal’s website and choose Fire Marshal from the Law Enforcement dropdown at the top of the County’s home page.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

UPDATE - Dripping Springs Suffers Major Water Line Breaks

DSWSC staff announced today that water service has been fully restored after two major breaks were repaired in the water mains. Members are reminded that we are still under a restricted watering schedule (see Water Corp Urges Compliance).

According to staff at the Dripping Springs Water Supply Corporation crews worked through the night to repair a major break in the water mains near the intersection of Meadow Oaks and Old 290. Later in the day, a second major break was discovered that is jeopardizing water availability.
All Hidden Springs (I & II) and Meadow Oaks residents are urged to take steps to have clean water on hand and to conserve water to the greatest extent feasible until the water main breaks are repaired.
Questions about this story can be forwarded to the Dripping Springs Water Supply Corporation at 512.858-7897.