Stage I drought restrictions to end in New Braunfels

Year-round watering goes into effect Tuesday


NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – Stage I watering restrictions will come to an end in New Braunfels, effective Tuesday.

According to New Braunfels Utilities, rain over the past several weeks has allowed the J-17 well and the Comal Springs to recover to a point that year-round watering will now be allowed. Also, the Edwards Aquifer has remained above 660 feet for 30 days, a requirement by city ordinance to terminate Stage I and return to year-round watering for the first time since March 13, 2012.

NBU customers have the option of watering with a sprinkler or irrigation system any day of the week before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m. Use of a hand-held hose, bucket, soaker hose or drip irrigation system is allowed at any time.

While watering restrictions will no longer be in effect, NBU officials are urging customers to conserve water.

"Because of the impact that landscape watering can have on the aquifer, and the fact that the summer is typically a high use period in terms of landscape watering, we encourage our customers to only water when absolutely necessary," NBU Communication Manager Gretchen Reuwer said.  

Customers can visit the NBU website to get a landscape watering guideline, tips on saving water and information about water-saving rebates.

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