San Antonio Still Following Stage Two Watering Rules
Watering with an irrigation system or sprinkler is allowed only once a week from 3-8 a.m. and 8-10 p.m. on your designated watering day as determined by the last number of your street address.
The Edwards Aquifer has dropped four feet since Sunday, prompting San Antonio Water System officials to remind everyone that the community is still in Stage Two drought restrictions.
"San Antonio has managed well through watering restrictions this spring with once per week watering," said Anne Hayden, SAWS Communications Manager. “We are asking people to continue to be diligent and follow the Stage Two drought rules to help us avoid further restrictions."
Due to dry spring weather and heavy water use across the Edwards region, San Antonio entered Stage Two drought restrictions on May 1. While the Edwards Aquifer Authority briefly returned to Stage One restrictions earlier this month, the City of San Antonio has continued to follow Stage Two restrictions throughout the summer.
Off-duty police officers continue to write citations for watering on the wrong day and water waste. Since Stage Two restrictions were put in place on May 1, more than 500 citations have been issued.
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