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Aquifer Beaker

Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 684.4'
5/16/19 - 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 684.4 | Year-Round Watering Hours

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Mitchell Lake

More Environmental Programs

The Mitchell Lake reclamation project is just one of many efforts by SAWS that exhibits a sincere commitment to water quality and environmental stewardship.

  • Water Quality
    SAWS' long-term commitment to providing our customers with excellent drinking water has been proven through the years. Since 1936, SAWS has been rated a superior water system by the state.
  • Water Resource Protection
    To help ensure compliance with environmental regulations, SAWS monitors all new development over the Edwards Recharge Zone in Bexar County. In addition, we oversee the drilling and capping of water wells, monitor stormwater runoff, and participate in many other efforts to protect our lakes, rivers and streams.
  • Water Recycling
    Each day, SAWS treats millions of gallons of wastewater to near-drinking quality standards. Now a portion of that water is being pumped back into the city for industrial use and large-scale landscape irrigation.
  • Education
    SAWS produces teaching materials, conducts educator training and sponsors special learning events that impact thousands of students and their teachers each year. Environmental responsibility is one of the key principles stressed throughout.