Following Stage 2 watering rules? We appreciate you!

To everyone who has followed the Stage 2 watering rules, here’s a bit of good news: Your crispy grass should catch a break soon as the weather shifts into fall.

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But for those not yet on board, “Water you doing?”

Water conservation is everyone’s responsibility, especially during extreme drought. Unlike other areas in the region where more severe watering cutbacks are in place, SAWS’ multiple water sources have made it possible for San Antonio to remain in Stage 2.

As a reminder, under 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. You can still hand-water with a hose-end nozzle any time.

Breaking the rules is no joke. SAWS water enforcers are patrolling neighborhoods, including gated communities, and issuing fines — not warnings.

If you witness excessive watering or water waste, you can report it online at

Remember to visit for weekly watering advice and landscaping tips to keep your yard thriving.