SAWS: Conservation - Stage 4
Aquifer Beaker

Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 665.3'
2/23/18 - 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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Aquifer Level 665.3 | Year-Round Watering Hours


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Stage 4

Stage 4 may be declared if the total supply of water from the Edwards Aquifer and other sources is insufficient to meet customer demand, even while complying with lesser restriction stages. Stage 4 restrictions may be declared at the discretion of the City Manager upon completion of a 30-day monitoring period following Stage 3 declaration.

Watering Restrictions

For Stage 4, Stage 3 landscape irrigation restrictions remain in effect.

Drought Surcharge

A drought surcharge is assessed on all accounts for water used or assumed to be used for landscape irrigation. Surcharge is to remain in effect for a minimum of one complete billing month and will remain in effect if Stage 4 is still in effect at the beginning of the next billing month.

Other Restrictions

Additional restrictions on water use may be established at the discretion of the City Council.

Stage 4 restrictions continue until there is an announcement in the newspaper that Stage 4 has been canceled.

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