Stage 1 drought restrictions end for SA

End of restrictions effective immediately; rain, cooler weather help Aquifer


SAN ANTONIO – Stage 1 drought restrictions which have been in effect since the summer are no longer in effect, effective immediately, San Antonio Water System officials said.

Rains and cool weather have sent the 10-day Edwards Aquifer average above the trigger of 660 feet for 15 days, and levels seem to be stable, officials said. 

Due to the improvement in the aquifer levels, SAWS President/CEO Robert Puente advised San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley that ending the drought restrictions would be appropriate.

Related: Stage one drought restrictions announced for San Antonio

While the city is returning to year-round watering rules, residents can save money on future sewer charges by reducing their water use over the next few months. 

Winter averaging calculates the average of water used in three billing cycles between November and March to set customers' sewer charges for the rest of the year. 

More information on winter averaging, including billing cycles, visit saws.org/WinterAverage.

Additional information regarding year-round water use is available at saws.org/drought.

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