SAWS News: Main Break Season 101
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Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 684.4'
5/16/19 - 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 684.4 | Year-Round Watering Hours

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Main Break Season 101


Several San Antonio City Council members got a firsthand look at SAWS main break repairs this summer. Crew members explained the process of valving off the leak, calling for locates and initiating repairs. San Antonio’s clay soil can shift dramatically when it dries out, causing pipes to flex and sometimes rupture. Among city leaders lending a hand were District 6 Councilman Greg Brockhouse, left, District 7 Councilwoman Ana Sandoval, center, and District 5 Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales, right.

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