San Antonio Still in Stage Two
Diverse water supplies being used to meet demand
Despite continued drought conditions, San Antonio remains under Stage 2 water restrictions.
“We have enough water to meet customer demand without further restrictions as we approach the tail end of summer,” stated Greg Flores, SAWS vice president of public affairs.
San Antonio is able to avoid harsher restrictions by utilizing alternative water resources like Lake Dunlap and increased production from stored water in the Aquifer Storage and Recovery facility. Reduced water use by water-smart San Antonians also makes a big difference.
“Our diverse water supplies allow us to continue to serve our customers while reducing our use of the Edwards Aquifer and complying with state law,” added Flores.
Since chances for rain do not appear to be high in the near future, SAWS officials are encouraging customers to be vigilant about water use under Stage 2 restrictions.
In Stage Two, landscape watering with an irrigation system, sprinkler or soaker hose 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:
0 or 1 – Monday
2 or 3 – Tuesday
4 or 5 – Wednesday
6 or 7 – Thursday
8 or 9 – Friday
Watering with a hand-held hose is allowed any time on any day. Watering with drip irrigation or 5-gallon bucket is allowed any day, but only between 3-8 a.m. and 8-10 p.m. Water waste, such as water running down the street, is prohibited year-round.
More details on watering days and hours, and restrictions on swimming pools, fountains, and washing cars are available at www.saws.org/drought.
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