SAWS News: Keep Wipes Out of the Pipes
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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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Keep Wipes Out of the Pipes

Did you know up to three-fourths of San Antonio’s sewer spills are caused by grease and debris in the sewer main?

A big part of the problem is so-called “flushables” like baby, personal cleansing and disinfecting wipes. Why? Because even though these may not clog your toilet, they won’t break down in the sewer system. Instead, they clump together with grease in the pipe and cause a messy, smelly sewer overflow.

How can you help? The toilet is NOT a trash can. NEVER flush ANYTHING other than the three Ps: pee, poo and (toilet) paper. Remember: #WipesClogPipes!

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