NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – Summer heat and increased water usage have led to New Braunfels returning to Stage I drought restrictions, a press release from NBU said.
According to the press release, the summer conditions dropped the Edwards Aquifer below the trigger level for Stage I restrictions. The restrictions go into effect Tuesday, July 28.
Stage I restrictions allow customers to use sprinklers or irrigation systems one day per week based on the last digit of their address, as long as they do so before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m., the press release said.
Watering with a hand-held hose, bucket, soaker hose, or drip irrigation system is allowed at any time during Stage I restrictions, the press release said. The restrictions also prohibit outdoor fountains and waterfalls, and limit vehicle washing at home to watering days and times over a pervious surface.
This article was contributed by KSAT intern Jacob Schmidt.