SAWS: Grease
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Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 682.6'
5/23/19 - 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 682.6 | Year-Round Watering Hours

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#CanTheGrease for Jolly Pipes This Holiday Season

Don't Let a Sewer Backup Spoil Your Celebration

Plumbers love the holidays. It's their busiest time of year. The reason? With all the extra baking and cooking, it only takes one little mistake in the kitchen to trigger a messy, smelly disaster. And a call to the plumber.

Did you know cooking grease being poured down the drain is a major cause of residential sewer clogs?

Grease is a waste product the city's sewer system isn't designed to handle. Fats, oils and grease can clog sewer lines (the same way cholesterol can clog arteries), causing nasty sewage backups and serious damage to your home — not to mention ruining a perfectly pleasant holiday get-together.

SAWS is working to increase preventive maintenance of sewer lines to comply with the federal Clean Water Act.

By following a few simple rules, you too can help prevent costly (and disgusting) sewage spills.