As the winter sets in and the air gets colder and colder, please remember that as you close your cabins for the winter, water systems need to be completely shut off. Running a slow trickle of water is not an acceptable way to keep pipes from freezing, as it causes trouble for the entire water system. It was announced at the annual meeting last year that there were two months where the tank was drained and the electricity bill for the water system hit high numbers. The best guess is that someone left water running to avoid freezing their pipes, which caused much larger issues with the overall system.
As a reminder, the annual Mount Ralston Property Association water meeting is this Sunday at 10:00 in the Sierra Pines Camp Lodge.
On our MRPA website we have a new services page that lists places that some member has used. But, we need your listings for it to be helpful! So if you have a service vendor in one of the categories listed (or suggest a new category), please send me the name and contact details so I can add them to the list!
Note that right now we have no rating system in place, but I’ll look into one. In the mean time, I suggest using Yelp or asking your neighbors for their opinions about the choice you’re considering as well.
Caltrans started a paving project today, from Strawberry to near Johnson pass road, that will impede traffic flow during their work, which is expected to last from Monday to Thursday both this week and next.
See the Caltrans press release for further details.
At the last annual meeting, we discussed updating the website based on the wonderful work that Bryce did for us in the past. Much of the content of this site was generated by him, and we thank him for his past work.
This site is designed to be a collaborative effort, so please contact me if you would like to participate and write articles for the website.