Residents in Windcrest will soon only be able to water their lawns with a sprinkler once a week after city officials on Thursday declared Stage III water restrictions.
Stage III was declared by the Edwards Aquifer Authority on Wednesday after the 10-day rolling average water level at J-17 Well fell below 640 feet.
The Bexar County Water Control and Improvement District No. 10 restricts water use based on specific levels of the Edwards Aquifer, Comal Springs, or San Marcos Springs.
Under Stage III, residents are authorized one day a week to water their lawns, based on the last digit of their address.
If the last digit of your street address is:

  • 0 or 1, then you can irrigate on Monday
  • 2 or 3, then you can irrigate on Tuesday
  • 4 or 5, then you can irrigate on Wednesday
  • 6 or 7, then you can irrigate on Thursday
  • 8 or 9, then you can irrigate on Friday

On your assigned day, you may irrigate with a sprinkler between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. or 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The restrictions apply to newly-installed lawns and they apply to soaker hoses used in place of a sprinkler. Hand watering is allowed any day, but only during the hours of 3 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Vehicle washing is prohibited, except at commercial washing facilities with a water recycling unit that recycle at least 85 percent of water. Power washing of structures, driveways or sidewalks is also prohibited. Restaurants may serve water only upon request. Ornamental fountains or similar structures cannot be operated unless they recycle or reuse water.
Residents are asked to call 655-2888 to report any water waste.
Stage III restrictions will remain in place for at least 30 days.