Tag: watering rules

New Stage 3 watering rules proposed

San Antonio has been under Stage 2 watering rules for more than two years. Unfortunately, the Edwards Aquifer is not expected to recover this summer. That means even more pumping cutbacks are expected, along with the need to further reduce water demand. SAWS has never imposed its current Stage 3 rules, which would limit landscape… Continue Reading New Stage 3 watering rules proposed

Updating the watering rules: SAWS wants your input

Water conservation is everyone’s responsibility, especially during extreme drought. In addition to alternate water supplies, the city’s conservation ordinance helps prevent more severe cutbacks. And most customers get it. They diligently follow the rules and keep their water use low. But there are those who repeatedly ignore the rules and continue to water more than… Continue Reading Updating the watering rules: SAWS wants your input

Is drought the new normal?

For those who didn’t know, San Antonio is in a drought-prone region. It’s nothing new — we always have been and always will be. Despite that, our community has thrived by working together on water — from diversifying our supplies to saving water year in and year out. But another key part of our water-saving… Continue Reading Is drought the new normal?

SAWS Customers Staying in Stage 2 Despite Edwards Aquifer Drop

San Antonio Water System (SAWS) customers have been in Stage 2 watering rules for well over a year, and despite more severe pumping reductions from the Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA), SAWS will continue Stage 2 watering rules for the foreseeable future. Portions of the water system show tank levels dropping overnight beyond normal demand levels.… Continue Reading SAWS Customers Staying in Stage 2 Despite Edwards Aquifer Drop