SAWS Conservation: Outdoor Water Feature Conservation Plan
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Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 683.6'
5/21/19 - Official

The Edwards aquifer and its catchment area in the San Antonio region is about 8,000 square miles and includes all or part of 13 counties in south-central Texas.

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Year-Round Watering Hours

Watering with an irrigation system or sprinkler is allowed any day of the week before 11 a.m. or after 7 p.m.

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Conservation Drought Restrictions

Outdoor Water Feature Conservation Plan

Required for all non-residential water features with pool surface area greater than 1,000 square feet

A Conservation Plan is required for all non-residential water features with pool surface area greater than 1,000 square feet to obtain a Basic or Advanced fountain variance.

The Basic Fountain Variance allows fountains/water features to run for eight (8) hours during stages 1 and 2 and four (4) hours during stages 3 and 4. The Advanced Fountain Variance allows fountains/water features to run for 12 hours in stages 1 and 2 and eight (8) hours in stages 3 and 4 with a required higher level of monitoring. (NOTE: Real-time monitoring technology, such as a computerized central control system, is required to qualify for an Advanced Fountain Variance.)

The Conservation Plan is to ensure that the water features are maintained and make-up water is minimized. The components of a Conservation Plan are:

  • Owner & operator contact information
  • Location of feature
  • Surface area
  • Monthly water use
  • Sub-meter
  • Sign with operational hours located at the fountain or water feature

* indicates required fields.

Outdoor Water Feature Conservation Plan
* Owner First Name:
* Owner Last Name:
* Address:
* City:
* State:
* ZIP:
* Phone:
- -
* Email:
* Operator First Name:
* Operator Last Name:
* Address:
* City:
* State:
* ZIP:
* Phone:
- -
* Email:
* Address of Feature:
* City:
* State:
* ZIP:
* Physical location on the property:

*SAWS Account Number: Enter your account number as it appears on your bill.

My account number has dashes and is 20-digits:
- -

* Total surface area of pool including horizontal surface and vertical drop in square feet: (If the square footage you entered is less than 1,000 square feet, you will need to fill out the Basic Outdoor Water Feature Variance to apply for a variance for water features smaller than 1,000 square feet.)

square feet (numbers only)

* Estimated monthly water use in gallons:

gallons (numbers only)

A sub-meter on the fill line is required to receive a variance for all fountains larger than 1,000 square feet. Do you have a sub-meter installed on the fountain fill line?
Yes No
Please select either a Basic or Advanced fountain variance below: [check one]

For a Basic Fountain Variance: Provide specific operation times you are requesting for a Basic Fountain Variance. For stages 1 & 2 - there is a maximum of eight (8) hours; stages 3 & 4 - a maximum of four (4) hours.

For an Advanced Fountain Variance: Provide specific operation times you are requesting for an Advanced Fountain Variance. For stages 1 & 2 - there is a maximum of 12 hours; stages 3 & 4 - a maximum of eight (8) hours.

Please specify hours:
Stages 1 & 2:
  to  
Stages 3 & 4:
  to  
Signs with operational hours located at the fountain location.

Real-Time Monitoring System required for Advanced Fountain Variance
Technology to monitor real-time water usage during operating and non-operating hours is required for an Advanced Fountain Variance. Describe the control system (manufacturer, system name) in place for real-time monitoring of the fountain's water use.

 
Acknowledgements

Please read and agree to the Agreement before submitting your registration.

  • I acknowledge that the water feature identified above is without any leaks.
  • I acknowledge that the water feature is in good working order, i.e., its recirculation pump and timer are functioning in accordance with manufacturer's specifications.
  • I acknowledge that signage indicating the fountain is operating according to city ordinance is located where the general public can see it.
  • I acknowledge that the water feature is inspected and maintained on a routine basis.
  • I acknowledge that the fill/make-up line is sub-metered.
  • I acknowledge that the fill/make-up line has a flow or pressure sensor/valve in which the volume can be read by a digital device (required for Advanced Fountain Variance).
  • I acknowledge that prior to operation SAWS personnel must verify the times and stated components of the water feature.
I have read and accept this Agreement and I understand and will abide by these guidelines as set forth by San Antonio Water System.

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