SAWS News: A Waterful Education
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Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 681.5'
6/13/19 - 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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Aquifer Level 681.5 | Year-Round Watering Hours

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A Waterful Education


More San Antonians now have an intimate knowledge of our city’s early water supply systems, including some that are still in use today. The group took part in the Waterful History Tour, an up-close-and-personal look at 300 years of water history in the Alamo City. The tour began at Brackenridge Park, the site of several noteworthy artesian wells — and the location of Pumphouse No. 1. Constructed in 1878, the facility diverted water from the San Antonio River to storage reservoirs. The group also visited the historic Market Street Pump Station and Espada Dam, the oldest continually used Spanish colonial dam in the U.S.

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