SAWS News: Hold Off on Lawn Watering for Now
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Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 685.9'
12/17/18 - 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 685.9 | Year-Round Watering Hours

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Hold Off on Lawn Watering for Now

Want to get your spring lawn off to a healthy start? Then let the hoses and sprinklers collect a few more cobwebs.

Even though things are starting to green up, most turf grasses don’t hit their growing season stride until April. If you start watering too early, the weeds will certainly get a boost, but your lawn won’t benefit much at all. With a few good spring showers, you might even push back watering until mid-April.

Affordability Programs

That’s good news for your grass and your pocketbook. Since SAWS water rates are tiered, the more you use the more it costs per gallon. That could cause a big jump in your bill if you water too much or too early. So keep that in mind when you set your sprinkler system.

For more ways to reduce outdoor water costs and still have the prettiest yard on the block, visit

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