SAWS: History & Chronology
Aquifer Beaker

Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 681.5'
6/13/19 - 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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History & Chronology

2001

 

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2001
January 26

Memorandum of understanding between SAWS and LCRA approved by the two agencies. Under the proposal, up to 150,000 acre-feet of water could be provided to San Antonio for up to 50 years.

2001
January 26

GBRA/SARA/SAWS agreement for delivery of up to 70,000 acre-feet per year of surface water to San Antonio approved by SAWS Board of Trustees.

2001
March 18

'Catfish Farm' acquisition - SAWS acquires 10,000 acre-feet plus a five-year lease on all additional rights and a right of first refusal.

2001
May

Texas Legislature confirms 38 new groundwater districts.

2001
May 16

House Bill 1629 was signed by the governor, enabling LCRA to sell surface water outside their basin.

2001
May 18

GBRA/SARA/SAWS agreement for delivery of up to 70,000 acre-feet per year of surface water to San Antonio for use within the San Antonio River Basin executed.

2001
June 20

TNRCC issues permit amendment for Canyon Lake.

2001
September 1

Senate Bill 2 (SB2) becomes effective -- further defining water resource planning within the state.

2001
December 31

First state water plan approved by the Texas Water Development Board.

   

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