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.