Extreme heat and dry conditions are expected to dominate the summer — and so are Stage 2 watering rules. 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… Continue Reading We’re Still Under Stage 2 Watering Rules
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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?
Edwards Aquifer level hits 10-day trigger So far, San Antonio hasn’t seen much rain this year, and aquifer levels are reflecting that. City ordinance requires San Antonio to enter Stage 1 watering rules when the 10-day rolling average of the Edwards Aquifer level drops to 660 feet mean sea level at the monitored well. The… Continue Reading San Antonio Enters Stage 1 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 watering rules effective Tuesday, November 2. Year-round watering rules will then be in effect. Recent rains and cooler temperatures have helped send the 10-day average for the Edwards Aquifer above the necessary… Continue Reading San Antonio Ends Watering Rules
In typical Texas-weather fashion, the rains came and stayed awhile — quenching (and drenching) San Antonio’s parched landscapes and bringing an end to Stage 2 and Stage 1 watering rules for now. San Antonio’s investment in diverse water sources beyond the Edwards Aquifer, such as Vista Ridge, desalination and Aquifer Storage and Recovery, has brought… Continue Reading Spring Showers Wash Away Drought Stage 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?
Falling Edwards Aquifer level triggers conservation measures San Antonio’s intermittent rains have not prevented drops in the Edwards Aquifer. As a result, the 10-day average at San Antonio’s monitoring well has dropped to 659.8, requiring a return to Stage 1 watering rules effective July 10, 2020. Per City ordinance, City Manager Erik Walsh in consultation… Continue Reading San Antonio Enters Stage 1 Watering Rules