Aquifer Beaker

Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 674.8'
10/21/16 - 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 674.8 | Year-Round Watering Hours


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Water Supply Projects

Vista Ridge Pipeline

A new game-changing water project has been proposed for San Antonio.

Vista Ridge Contract Documents
Updated 6/22/2016
Water transmission and purchase agreement contract, printable fact sheet and other documents are all available via our download page.
For the next 30 years and beyond it would provide the largest non-Edwards Aquifer supply in our city's history.

Water is the basis for San Antonio's prosperity. New water supplies will move the city forward for decades to come.

  • 20 percent more water for San Antonio.
  • Protection for the Edwards Aquifer during drought.
  • Delivered to San Antonio by 2020.


142 Miles of pipeline will transport water from
Burleson County to San Antonio.

Conversations on Water: Vista Ridge Pipeline Proposal and its Local Impact

Hear the latest on San Antonio's long-term water strategy and what it will that mean for our community's future prosperity from the policymakers making it happen. Panel discussion presented by UTSA Collecy of Public Policy.

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Vista Ridge Pipeline
Latest News

SAWS Board Approves Garney Construction to Lead Vista Ridge Project

Water project continues momentum with change to new project management.

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SAWS Board Approval Could Lower Vista Ridge Costs by $450 million

Board action locks in lower interest rates on water project.

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Public Weighs in on Proposed Vista Ridge Changes

The SAWS Board is expected to consider a change in majority ownership for the project.

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Garney Construction To Assume Leadership of Vista Ridge Project

Garney proposes purchasing majority interest of pipeline project company.

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