SAWS News: Time to Water? Not So Fast.
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Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 685.5'
12/10/18 - 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 685.5 | Year-Round Watering Hours

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Time to Water? Not So Fast.


Spring may have sprung a little early, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to pull out the hoses and sprinklers just yet.

This year, plentiful winter rains have given lawns a healthy head start. As a result, most won’t need to be watered regularly until at least April — even later if the wet weather continues.

That’s good news for your grass and your pocketbook. Since SAWS water rates are tiered, the more you use the more it costs per gallon. That could cause a big jump in your bill if you water too much or too early. So keep that in mind when you set your sprinkler system.

For more ways to reduce outdoor water costs and still have the prettiest yard on the block, visit

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