SAWS News: New Alliance for Conservation
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Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 679.8'
7/15/19 - 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 679.8 | Year-Round Watering Hours

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New Alliance for Conservation


As the drought maintains its hold on our area — 2015 marks the fifth consecutive year of drought conditions — several Texas universities and water utilities have joined forces to launch a statewide research and development effort focused on saving water.

The University Municipal Water Consortium consists of researchers from Texas A&M University, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas at San Antonio and more than two dozen state, regional and local water providers — including San Antonio Water System. Its focus is to chart water use in hundreds of homes across Texas.

"Information gathered will play a critical role in the development of new conservation strategies and programs that will save our customers money and water,” said Dana Nichols, outdoor conservation manager for SAWS.

The research effort includes a lab focused on commercializing new technologies, as well as equipment that will measure water use in San Antonio homes and allow participants to monitor their use and detect leaks using a smartphone app.

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