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Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 671.5'
5/25/17 - Official

The Edwards aquifer and its catchment area in the San Antonio region is about 8,000 square miles and includes all or part of 13 counties in south-central Texas.

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Year-Round Watering Hours

Watering with an irrigation system or sprinkler is allowed any day of the week before 11 a.m. or after 7 p.m.

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Aquifer Level 671.5 | Year-Round Watering Hours

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Indoor Conservation Programs & Rebates

Free Water-efficient Fixtures

High-Efficiency Showerheads

imageHigh-efficiency showerheads can save over 2 gallons per minute. It feels like a regular showerhead. It gets you wet just like a regular showerhead. And no, the water doesn't come out in little wimpy spurts. It just uses a lot less water than a regular showerhead.

So why don't you have one? Visit one of our customer centers and we'll give you your very own free showerhead. (And don't forget to wash behind your ears!)

Aerators

imageAerators save water just by adding air to the water. They don't take away the water pressure, but they do use a lot less water. Install aerators in all of your faucets – the bathrooms, the kitchen, everywhere there's a faucet. Aerators save you about 2 gallons of water per minute and they're cheap. In fact, they're free when you visit one of our customer centers.

Seventy-five percent of water used inside the home is used in the bathroom. So follow our water-saving tips and be a WaterSaver!

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  • Take shorter showers. Save 5-10 gallons for every minute you cut back. It doesn't take that much water to get clean.
  • Take showers the "navy way." Get wet, turn the water off, soap up, turn on the water and rinse.
  • Install a shower cut-off valve to stop the water when you're soaping up.
  • If a shower is not available, reduce the water used in the bathtub by 2 inches.
  • Sing shorter songs in the shower. Take a bath if you're going to sing an opera.
  • Don't use hot water when cold water will do. Water and energy can be saved by washing hands with soap and cold water. Hot water should be added only when hands are really dirty.
  • Turn off water while you're shaving. Just fill the sink with a little water and rinse your razor. You can save up to 9 gallons!
  • After you have wet your toothbrush and filled a glass for rinsing your mouth, there is no need to keep pouring water down the drain.