SAWS Conservation: SAWS Approved Plant List
Aquifer Beaker

Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 657.8'
9/19/17 - 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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Landscape Watering
Last Digit of Address Watering Day
0 or 1 Monday
2 or 3 Tuesday
4 or 5 Wednesday
6 or 7 Thursday
8 or 9 Friday
No Watering on Weekends

Stage 1:
Water once a week

Watering with an irrigation system or sprinkler is allowed only once a week before 11 a.m. or after 7 p.m. on your designated watering day as determined by your address.

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Aquifer Level 657.8 | Stage 1: Water once a week


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Outdoor Conservation

SAWS Approved Plant List

Add amazing color, texture and even shade to your water-wise landscape.

These low-water plants are approved by SAWS for landscapes in the San Antonio area. To suggest additions to the list, contact the SAWS Conservation Division.

image Annuals
Plants that complete their life cycle in one growing season.
image Cacti and Succulents
Plants that have succulent stems and branches with scales or spines instead of leaves and are found especially in dry areas.
image Grasses, Turf
Plants that have single or clustered bladelike leaves and that spread by seed or along the ground
image Groundcover
Plants that spread along the ground and generally have woody stems
image Herbs
Plants that have aromatic stems, leaves and seeds
image Ornamental Grasses
Grasses that grow in bunches and have decorative leaves and flowers
image Palms
Plants that have non-woody stems, one growing point, and leaves that are either fan or feather shaped.
image Perennials
Plants that live for several years, or come back annually usually with new herbaceous growth.
image Roses
Plants that have woody, thorny stems and decorative, aromatic flowers
image Shrubs - Large
Not taller than 25 feet at maturity
image Shrubs - Medium
Not taller than 10 feet at maturity
image Shrubs - Small
Not taller than six feet at maturity
image Trees
Small: 10-25 feet; Medium: 25-40 feet; Large: 40 feet and higher
image Vines
Plants that generally have an elongated woody stem and produce decorative, aromatic flowers