Aquifer Beaker

Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 660.7'
11/25/15 - 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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Landscape Watering
Last Digit of Address Watering Day
0 or 1 Monday
2 or 3 Tuesday
4 or 5 Wednesday
6 or 7 Thursday
8 or 9 Friday
No Watering on Weekends

Stage 2:
Water On Your Day

Watering with an irrigation system or sprinkler is allowed only once a week from 7-11 a.m. and 7-11 p.m. on your designated watering day as determined by your address.

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Aquifer Level 660.7 | Stage 2: Water On Your Day


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Outdoor Conservation

WaterSaver Landscape Coupon — Small Trees and Shrubs

Using a plant-by-numbers approach, the WaterSaver Landscape Coupon program simplifies water-wise landscaping by encouraging SAWS residential water customers to replace parts of their traditional lawns with garden beds made up of hardy, drought-tolerant plants.

Choose a combination of 7 small trees and shrubs (minimum 2 small trees) from a list of 25 drought-tolerant plants.The coupon is intended to cover only a portion of the plant package cost.*

WaterSaver Landscape Coupon

Program Duration

This spring/summer offering runs Sept. 1 - Nov. 30, 2015, so apply today! SAWS staff continues to evaluate the program and may revise it at any time.

Program Eligibility & Highlights

  • Residential customers must be a SAWS water customer.
  • If you have an irrigation system, you must remove all irrigation in the bed area before planting, and by doing so may qualify for a Residential Irrigation Design Rebate.
  • Customers with irrigation systems are required to schedule a pre-consult and irrigation checkup to be eligible for a coupon. Call 210-704-SAVE to schedule an appointment before making any changes to your irrigation system. Possible rebate opportunities will be discussed at the consultation.
  • Participants can apply online or fill out a paper application (PDF).
  • SAWS will mail eligible customers a coupon to be redeemed at partnering nurseries for a portion of the package cost. Allow two weeks from submission to receive your coupon.
  • You must apply 1 cubic yard of mulch (organic or crushed granite/rock) around your plants for each 200 square feet of grass removed. (That's roughly 17 standard bags of organic mulch.) You may also make your own mulch with leaves/wood chips or use rock as long as it is 2 inches deep.
  • The package is available for grass/turf replacement only. Existing beds are not eligible for this program.
  • The bed must be at least 200 contiguous square feet. Customers who remove at least 400 square feet may apply for a maximum of 2 coupons (per package cycle).
  • Customers must pick 7 plants from the approved plant list, a minimum of 2 small trees and 5 of any combination of trees and shrubs from the list. Small trees must be purchased in a minimum 5 gallon size; shrubs, a minimum of 1 gallon size. Customers are responsible for verifying sun and watering requirements for plants.
  • The WaterSaver Landscape Coupon is only available for the purchase of the plants from the list. No substitution of plants.
  • SAWS does not guarantee plant health. Please consult your nursery professionals and Garden Style San Antonio for water, sun and maintenance needs.
  • The customer must agree to allow a post-inspection by SAWS staff. Here is the post-inspection checklist.

For more information on this program, contact SAWS Conservation at 210-704-SAVE (7283).

*Nursery partner prices and customer plant selection and size will determine the plant package's final cost. Please feel free to compare prices at participating retailers. The coupon will only cover a portion of the cost of the plants.

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