Dear Editor:I would like to respond to a Letter to the Editor which appeared in last week's San Saba News & Star. Most of the letter is devoted to a review of historical data pertaining to the TCEQ suit brought by the writer, et al. However, as the writer correctly points out, this chapter of NSSWSC's history will come to a close in the very near future with the final refund to members. While the testimony relating to survivability of the Corporation offered by NSSWSC's board members during the TCEQ hearing was factual at the time, the situation today is quite different.The writer correctly points out that the Corporation has paid down its debt and invested in equipment necessary to run the water system more efficiently. However, he incorrectly attributes the Corporation's financial well-being and its ability to pay down its debt while investing in needed equipment to the rate appeal brought by the writer, et al. The current financial well-being of the Corporation can be traced to 2010 when the Board put out to public tender the operatorship of the Corporation. The low bid was accepted, and the performance of the new operator has been instrumental in the financial turnaround of the Corporation. This was accomplished by a significant and steady reduction in the monthly water loss. The water loss reduction can be attributed to two things-replacement of water meters to better align billing with consumption and expeditious repair of water leaks.The writer raises the issue of a work log in the latter part of his letter. He seems to imply a correlation between the number of miles driven by the Corporation's operator and the operator's remuneration. Nothing could be further from the truth. The contract between the Corporation and the operator is a fixed price contract; so, whether he drives 1 mile or 10,000 miles per month is irrelevant.Lastly, the writer implies that the current board of directors has not provided the "necessary guidance" to run the Corporation. This is in spite of the financial turnaround he describes early in his letter. The current board of directors has worked and continues to work diligently to improve both the financial and operational condition of the Corporation and the water system. If the writer believes he can make a positive contribution, nominations are still open for three positions on the Board.Sincerely, Bill TaffSan Saba, TX.