SAWS customers enter Stage 1 water restrictions Friday

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – San Antonio is entering Stage 1 water restrictions as the level of the Edwards Aquifer continues to drop.   Per city ordinance, Stage 1 of the city’s water management plan is triggered when the 10-day average of the Edwards Aquifer at the J-17 monitoring well drops to 660 feet or below.   The 10-day average has fallen to 659.8 feet, so the new rules go into effect for SAWS customers on Friday.

“The main thing Stage 1 means for people is that they have a designated watering day that they can use when they do spray irrigation,” said Karen Guz, Director of Water conservation at SAWS.

Outdoor watering with a sprinkler or irrigation system is allowed only before 11 a.m. and after 7 pm once a week, based on the the last number of your street address.   Areas without a street address, such as medians and entryways are allowed to water on Wednesday.  Watering days begin and end at midnight, so overnight watering is not allowed. However, watering with a handheld hose is still allowed any day at any time.

Last Digit of Address Watering Day
0 or 1 Monday
2 or 3 Tuesday
4 or 5 Wednesday
6 or 7 Thursday
8 or 9 Friday
No watering on weekends


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