Aquifer Beaker

Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 638.2'
4/17/14 - 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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Save Water Now, Save Money in 2013

If your SAWS
account
number
starts with:
Your 3-month
winter
averaging
begins:
17 Nov. 15
18 Nov. 16
19 Nov. 19
20 Nov. 20
1 Nov. 26
2 Nov. 27
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4 Nov. 29
5 Nov. 30
6 Dec. 3
7 Dec. 4
8 Dec. 5
9 Dec. 6
10 Dec. 7
11 Dec. 10
12 Dec. 11
13 Dec. 12
14 Dec. 13
15 Dec. 14
16 Dec. 17

Using less water now can actually reduce your water bill throughout 2013. SAWS is reminding customers that winter averaging is currently underway and lasts until about mid-March, providing an opportunity for you to save water now and pay less for your sewer service fees next year.

Winter averaging monitors the amount of water you use during three complete consecutive billing periods between mid-November and mid-March to calculate your sewer fee for the whole year. SAWS residential sewer service fees are based on a customer’s average use in the winter months, when most water use is indoors. To find out your winter averaging schedule, consult the chart (right), or you can call SAWS at 210-704-SAWS (7297) if you have questions.

There are steps you can take in and around your home to reduce water use this winter:

  • Reduce lawn and landscape watering. During the winter when grass is dormant, that can be once every three to four weeks. Every time you don’t use your sprinkler system, your water savings is 2,000 gallons or more.
  • Check for leaks, both indoor and outdoor. Leaks can waste thousands of gallons of water a year.
  • Install a high-efficiency showerhead or faucet aerator – available for free at SAWS customer service centers.
  • Check your toilets to determine if they might be leaking. The most common source of leaks inside the home are toilet flappers. SAWS has information available on replacing toilet flappers.
  • Call 210-704-SAVE to schedule a home conservation consultation if you suspect leaks and cannot find them.
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