SAWS News: How To Reap Rewards from Rain Barrels
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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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How To Reap Rewards from Rain Barrels

If you’re a SAWS WaterSaver Rewards member, you know that rain barrels are one of the items you can get with the coupons you earn.


Before you get your rain barrel, keep these steps in mind so you’ll reap the most benefits from it — and see the savings on your water bill.

1. Place the barrel under the downspout of a gutter to catch the rain from the roof of your house. Rain barrels only fill up when they get enough water.

2. Know how much area you plan to water. You may need multiple rain barrels depending on the size of your yard.

3. Make sure your landscape is rain barrel friendly. Rain barrels work best for supplemental watering of existing drought-tolerant plants.

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