Per city ordinance, San Antonio City Manager Erik Walsh, in consultation with SAWS President/CEO Robert R. Puente, declared an end to Stage 1 and 2 watering rules effective Thursday, May 20. Recent rains have sent the 10-day average for the Edwards Aquifer above the trigger of 660 feet msl. As a result, SAWS has advised… Continue Reading San Antonio Ends Watering Rules
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In contrast to the record-breaking, multiyear drought of the early 2010s, the last few years have seemed rather lush by comparison. And our lawns and landscapes were grateful. But, in fact, our area has seen below-average rainfall for several years, and it’s getting worse. Since June 2020, our area has received less than 40 percent… Continue Reading It’s Hot and Dry — Know When To Water?
Low rainfall levels, agricultural use causing aquifer levels to drop San Antonio has received less than 40 percent of normal rainfall since June 2020, and aquifer levels have reflected the shortage. Now with agricultural water use increasing with spring crops, the Edwards Aquifer 10-day average has dropped to 649.9 feet, triggering Stage 2 watering rules.… Continue Reading San Antonio Enters Stage 2 Watering Rules