Stage 1 water restrictions to go into effect Wednesday for SAWS customers

San Antonio had been free from watering restrictions since May

San Antonio will go under stage 1 water restrictions starting Sept. 1, 2021.

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio will be under Stage 1 water restrictions starting Wednesday.

“After a wet start to the summer, recent dry weather resulted in the aquifer drop in aquifer levels,” said SAWS Conservation Director Karen Guz in a press release.

Stage 1 water rules are triggered when the Edwards Aquifer level drops to 660 feet at the monitored well over a 10-day rolling average.

San Antonio has been without water restrictions since May thanks to plentiful rains in late spring and early summer.

Stage 1 means that outdoor watering with a sprinkler or irrigation system is limited to before 11 a.m. and after 7 p.m., one day per week, as determined by the last number of your street address:

  • 0 or 1 – Monday
  • 2 or 3 – Tuesday
  • 4 or 5 – Wednesday
  • 6 or 7 – Thursday
  • 8 or 9 – Friday

According to the city’s Aquifer Management Plan ordinance, the restrictions will remain in place until the aquifer is above the trigger level for 15 days.

Stage 1 Water Restriction Rules

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