Aquifer Beaker

Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 646.7'
4/16/15 - 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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Infrastructure

Downtown Sanitary Sewer Infrastructure Cleaning

March 18, 2015 Update
First Phase Complete, Second Phase Delayed Due to Possibility of Rain

Lexington site work pushed back three days

SAWS contractors finished work on the Cesar Chavez sewer cleanout in the early hours Monday. They were able to clean out the sewer line that runs near the Federal Building, reducing the chance of future sewer spills in the area.

imageOn Cesar Chavez, crews removed substantial amounts of concrete pavement, cable and a pylon.

SAWS is postponing the start of the next phase at Lexington and St. Mary's due the possibility of expected rain overwhelming bypass pumping. Work will start Sunday and be complete early Tuesday.

Downtown sewer cleaning is part of the work required under the recent EPA consent decree to reduce sewer overflows. The agreement required increased sewer line inspection and cleaning in all areas of the city.

The positive result from the work will be that businesses and residents in the area can be assured that the sewer lines they depend on have been cleaned, reducing the chance of sewage backups and spills.

Work is scheduled in three phases:

  • COMPLETE: Phase 1: March 12-16, Cesar Chavez & Indianola Streets
  • UPDATED: Phase 2: March 22-24, Lexington and St. Mary's Streets: No curbside parking on Lexington street between Avenue A and Auditorium Circle (see map).
  • Phase 3: April 1 -5, College and Navarro Street: Lane closures resulting in one-lane traffic on both streets.

Please note that traffic will be slightly disrupted during the duration of this project but will be navigated around the work site.

March 9, 2015
Crews will work 24/7 to complete work

On Thursday, SAWS will begin work on a downtown sewer cleaning project. The work is required under the 2013 EPA consent decree to reduce sewer overflows, part of the agreement required increased sewer line inspection and cleaning in all areas of the city.

Beginning March 12 and ending in early April, a SAWS contractor will clean built-up grease and debris from three key downtown areas. The work will be done in three four-day phases. Street excavation will not be necessary.

The positive result from the work will be that businesses and residents in the area can be assured that the sewer lines they depend on have been cleaned, reducing the chance of sewage backups and spills.

Work is scheduled in three phases:

  • Phase 1: March 12-16, Cesar Chavez and Indianola Streets: Lane closures on both streets resulting in single lane traffic each way.
  • Phase 2: March 19-21, Lexington and St. Mary's Streets: No curbside parking on Lexington street between Avenue A and Auditorium Circle.
  • Phase 3: April 1 -5, College and Navarro Street: Lane closures resulting in one-lane traffic on both streets.

Some traffic ramps will be used in the process that may require traffic to slow. When sidewalks are involved in the work, ADA-compatible ramps will still allow pedestrian traffic.

"It's critical that we maintain the city's sewer system to avoid sewer spills," said SAWS Communications Manager Anne Hayden. "There will be some overnight work noise and there may be some odors, so we ask the public to bear with us while we work 24/7 to complete this work as quickly as possible."

Timeline for Maintenance

All dates approximate

Phase 1: March 12-16

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Phase 2: UPDATED: March 22-24

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Phase 3: April 1 -5

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