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. 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… Continue Reading Following Stage 2 watering rules? We appreciate you!
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Stricter watering rules will not be implemented Although the water level at the Edwards Aquifer J-17 index well is steadily dropping and the Edwards Aquifer Authority has declared Stage 3, the San Antonio Water System has consulted with the City of San Antonio’s City Manager and is not recommending Stage 3 watering rules for its… Continue Reading SAWS Customers to Remain in Stage 2 Despite EAA Stage 3 Announcement
Late April showers brought much relief to many parched landscapes in and around San Antonio. But the hot and dry weather conditions (thanks, La Niña) are expected to dominate this summer. Stage 2 watering rules remain in effect. That means watering with a sprinkler, irrigation system or soaker hose is allowed only between 7-11 a.m.… Continue Reading Make Sure Your Landscape Can Take the Heat
San Antonio hasn’t seen much rain so far this year — and the continued dry, parched conditions are the reason landscape watering rules will be sticking around for a while. Stage 2 rules were declared April 13. Watering days stay the same in Stage 2 as in Stage 1, but the hours during which watering… Continue Reading San Antonio Is In Stage 2 — Do You Know When To Water?
San Antonio has been under Stage 1 watering rules for about a month, but hot, dry conditions of La Niña have caused the 10-day average at the Edwards Aquifer J-17 monitoring well to drop below 650 feet, triggering Stage 2 watering rules. The trigger was reached today, so per City ordinance, City Manager Erik Walsh… Continue Reading San Antonio Enters Stage 2 Watering Rules
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
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?