SAWS News: Stage 1 Is Out, Winter Averaging Is In
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Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 663.5'
1/18/18 - 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 663.5 | Year-Round Watering Hours


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Stage 1 Is Out, Winter Averaging Is In

The autumn rains came and the Edwards Aquifer level responded by staying above 660 feet for 15 days — signaling an end to Stage 1 drought restrictions.

While the end to Stage 1 means a return to year-round watering guidelines, residents can save money on their future sewer charges by eliminating excess watering over the next few months.

SAWS sewer charges are based on your average winter water use, as measured across three complete billing cycles from mid-November to mid-March. So watering your landscape less in those months can save you money throughout 2018.

Your billing cycle can be found on the front of your monthly statement just below the account number.

Plants and lawns are preparing for winter dormancy so they don’t take in as much water this time of year anyway. So save water now, save money later.

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