SAWS: Report Water Waste
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Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 678.8'
7/17/19 - 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 678.8 | Year-Round Watering Hours

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Report Water Waste

  Missing Nozzle
Missing nozzles on spray heads waste large amounts of water. Check regularly to correct problems like these.

Very few people wake up in the morning and say, “Today I'm going to waste some water.” Most water wasters simply don't know the rules.

By reporting water waste, you're actually helping SAWS educate your neighbors and the community about what is and isn't allowed in a friendly, non-threatening way. Here's how it works:

  • Use our online reporting form to tell us about the water waste occurrence you observe. Please give as much information as possible, including location, time of day and a brief description of the problem. What is water waste?
  • Within a few days SAWS will contact the responsible party by phone, mail or in person to issue a water waste warning – a friendly reminder about the rules. (Note: Watering on the wrong day or time may result in a citation being issued without prior warning, if witnessed in person by an enforcement officer.)
  • Most people cheerfully correct the issue reported and the process ends there.

Report Water and Sewer Emergencies

If you see a leak that appears to come from the SAWS water or sewer system, please call 210-704-SAWS (7297) any time day or night.