SAWS: Indoor Faucet
Aquifer Beaker

Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 680.5'
6/17/19 - 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 680.5 | Year-Round Watering Hours

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Indoor Faucet

Fixing the Leak

Steps to fix your faucet leak

Step 1
Turn off water under the sink or the customer shut-off valve.

Step 2
Remove the handle screw and the handle.

Step 3
Remove the packing and stem nuts.

Step 4
Unscrew the stem (by hand).

Step 5
Inspect stem threads for wear; replace if needed.

Step 6
Replace worn washers.

Step 7
Check seat for roughneses. If so, redress or replace it.

Step 8
Put it all back together and turn on the water supply. Check for leaks.

Note: Your water meter tells you how much water you are using each month. You can monitor your meter yourself to check for leaks in your water system.

Tools needed:

  • Adjustable wrench
  • Replacement washer
  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Pliers
  • Towel
  • Awl