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Avoid a Citation — Follow Stage 2 Watering Rules

Despite extreme heat and drought, San Antonio’s water supply remains in pretty good shape. That’s because our city has invested in diverse water sources beyond the Edwards Aquifer.

SAWS manages 15 water supply projects originating from nine different sources.

“SAWS has plenty of water to meet customer demand coming from water projects such as the Vista Ridge Pipeline, our desalination plant and others,” said Robert R. Puente, SAWS president/CEO.

While SAWS has the water resources to avoid more severe watering cutbacks seen elsewhere, customers who water more often than allowed contribute to main breaks and other infrastructure challenges. SAWS has issued about 4,000 warnings and 1,000 citations to those breaking Stage 2 rules.

In Stage 2, landscape watering with a sprinkler, irrigation system or soaker hose is allowed only from 7-11 a.m. and 7-11 p.m., one day a week, based on the last number of your street address. If you witness excessive watering or water waste, you can report it at saws.org/waterwaste.

Remember, you can still hand-water with a hose-end nozzle any time you want.

Visit GardenStyleSA.com for weekly watering advice and landscaping tips to reduce outdoor water use.