SAWS News: A Safe Tree = A Safe Holiday
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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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A Safe Tree = A Safe Holiday

Before you trim the tree — either fresh or artificial — make sure to take certain precautions to avoid a fire.

It’s not just “real” trees that can be dangerous. Electrical malfunctions can also ignite artificial trees. So take the same precautions as you would with a real tree.

  • Look for a tree with vibrant green needles that are hard to pluck and don’t break easily from the branches.
  • Give it a fresh cut — about two inches off the trunk — before you place it the base.
  • Fill the base about 2/3 full with water and refill it daily.
  • Place your tree away from heat sources such as fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents or lights.
  • Make sure Christmas light cords are not frayed and throw out damaged strands.
  • Bedtime means lights off. This goes for the tree lights, too. And always turn them off if you’re leaving the house.

When your tree begins to drop its needles, it’s time to say goodbye to your evergreen foliage until next year.

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