But-but still, all in all, we have managed to adopt a regional approach, recognizing that, you know, we have three or four very distinct interests represented there. Certainly the-the western interests, which are principally agricultural. The center area, which is, you 00:52:40 - 2341know, Bexar County and environs, you know, which is the-the big player in terms of water consumption. And the springs area, which has its recreational interests-I mean, that endangered species interests and so forth. And then, of course, there is downstream and the bays and estuaries. We can't, you know, we cannot forget them. So it's a system and that's the sort of thing that I-I guess I've probably become a broken record saying, you know, you can't manage a natural resource based on geopolitical boundaries, but here we are trying to manage a natural resource based on geopolitical boundaries, you know. So how do we best try to manage to do that in an effective way so that everybody, 00:53:32 - 2341you know, you-we used to say win-win. I learned recently in some mediation training, the-the better term is that all gain. And I like that very much because we've really tried to-to do that and make sure. I mean, I'm not a big fan of irrigated agriculture. You know, I-I wouldn't be. Why would-you know, why would I be a big fan of irrigated agriculture? But I also realize that it's really important for those communities 00:53:58 - 2341economically to have an-a productive irrigated agriculture, you know, industry. That's-that's why there's teachers there. That's why there's people that work on the tractors. That's why there's people that, you know, sell seed. That's why there's people that, you know, that-this whole community is-revolves around the fact that there is irrigated agriculture there. Now I may want to encourage people to move to dry land farming, choose more appropriate crops, whatever it may be, but I have to recognize that that has to be done in the context of-of a conversion process rather than just saying well, we don't care whether you have irrigation water or not. You know, that and, of 00:54:44 - 2341course, you recognize that, you know, the Uvalde Pool. When-when things get dry over here, you know, they're st-they're still running fine, you know. I mean, it's the-their-their water lines, their water level lines, you know, are pretty much like this until prewatering starts and then we drop down a little bit and then we run till the Fourth of July and then it pops back up again, you know, so. So there's, you know, it's a-it's a different hydrological system and you have to take that into consideration as well. San Antonio and this kind of spills over into some of the regional planning issues, you know. 00:55:17 - 2341Yes, we are, you know, a million some odd people. Some odder than others, but, you know, we still nevertheless are the economic generator for this region. The people in every county that surrounds us live, work-somehow economically depend on-on San Antonio as an economic generator. We need to have water to do that. We have the best record in terms of conservation of any city in the state and probably in the country. So 00:55:53 - 2341we have been responsible in terms of our water usage and the way we, you know, go about, you know, doling out, you know, who gets-who gets what and how we use it. So I don't feel too badly about that, but we still do have a limited resource. And the thing that is the-again, it's sort of canary in the coalmine-is, of course, the springs. It would be great if the springs were lower, you know. We'd have a lot more water to work with if they were, you know, if they were geographically lower than where they are. But they're not. So if we're going to keep the springs going and that's another economic generator for New Braunfels and for San Marcos. And, you know, plus, you know, the-the-the 00:56:40 - 2341downstream and we've-it's-it's incumbent upon us to keep that system working. The springs dry up. Now granted, you know, there are droughts of record. You know, we cannot guarantee that the springs will never dry up, even if we cut pumping to almost nothing. But we can do our dead level best to make sure that-that we take whatever precautions are necessary to keep the springs flowing to the extent possible and also to provide, you know, habitat refuge, you know, whatever for the species, you know, in the event that-that-that the springs would dry. And, you know, we're-we could be faced 00:57:23 - 2341with that this year. I don't-you know, it's not looking real good for us in terms of precipitation around here. So-and then, you know, never forget the bays and estuaries, you know. So what we've tried-what I've tried to do and I've had remarkably good support from-from everyone on the board, you know, over the years is to-is to try to-to keep that regional approach and to try to balance those interests and, you know, and-00:57:59 - 2341and-and try to make it work for everybody, you know, so that-so that we all take stock in the future benefit of all of us. We have a fifteen minim-member board and two appointed members and so there's a, you know, a wide diversity of-of interests. But, you know, all in all, we've been pretty good about, you know, keeping things on a level playing field.