Stage One Water Restrictions Imposed

Beware the water police!

1200 WOAI news reports Stage One Water Restrictions are being reimposed in the SAWS service area as of today.

The Aquifer level, despite yesterday's rains, has averaged below the magic 660 level for the past ten days, making Stage One restrictions mandatory.

“Despite the cooler weather and rain we’ve received this year the region’s water use has driven aquifer levels to drop,” SAWS CEO Robert Puente said. “We have an ample supply of water from the Edwards and several other sources, but state law requires us to cut back on pumping when the Edwards Aquifer reaches certain levels.”

Stage One watering restrictions mean you will only be able to water your yard using a sprinkler system one day a week, based on the final digit of your home address.

0 or 1 - Monday

2 or 3 - Tuesday

4 or 5 - Wednesday

6 or 7 - Thursday

8 or 9 - Friday

Watering days begin and end at midnight; overnight watering is not allowed. Water waste, such as water running down the street, is prohibited year-round. However, watering with a handheld hose is still allowed any day, any time.

All sprinkler watering is only allowed, even on your allocated day, before 11AM and after 7PM.

And yes, the 'water police' will be watching you, and will be empowered to give out warnings and fines for violators


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