SAWS Education: Lessons for Learners
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Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 679.4'
7/16/19 - 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 679.4 | Year-Round Watering Hours

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Lessons for Learners

Lessons for Learners

Experiments, problem-solving activities and research topics suitable for home or school projects.

High School
What New Development? Role Playing
Target Audience: 9-12 Time: 2 Class Periods
Subject: Ecology  

Students will explore how human behavior and development can impact wetlands through role playing.

Water Whiz
Target Audience: 9th - 12th Grade Time: 2 Class Periods
Subject: Conservation  

Students will compute the price of water that will be on a monthly water bill and identify different activities that will affect the price of water.

Storm Water: Best Management Practices
Target Audience: 9th - 12th Grade Time: 3 to 4 Class Periods
Subject: Pollution Prevention  

Students will identify tyes of pollutants found in storm water and develop a plan to prevent it.

Groundwater Source Protection
Target Audience: 9th - 12th Grade Time: 1 - 2 Class Periods
Subject: Groundwater Protection  

Students will identify common groundwater pollutants and potential sources while developing a groundwater well protection plan.

Drinking Water Jeopardy
Target Audience: 9th - 12th Grade Time: 2 Class Periods
Subject: Water Quality  

Students will list characteristics of contaminated drinking water and discuss ways to prevent water contamination.

Chlorination For Disinfection
Target Audience: 9th - 12th Grade Time: 1 Class Period
Subject: Water Treatment  

Students will explore how chlorine works as a disinfectant and why it is commonly used by municiple water systems.

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