Say...Did you know? Padre Dam’s Board of Directors adopted a Deficit Elimination Plan in July 2011 in response to a 34% loss in water sales compared to budget and a projected $3.5 million net loss for retail water this fiscal year. The projected loss would deplete the retail water fund balance and so required quick and decisive action. The primary factors behind the loss in water sales include extraordinary conservation and the economic recession. The Plan calls for spending reductions over the next two fiscal years. How cool is that?