San Antonio Moves Into Stage 2 Drought Rules

San Antonio Moves Into Stage 2 Drought Rules

Watering days stay the same in Stage 2 as in Stage 1, but watering hours are shortened: 7-11 a.m. and 7-11 p.m. on your day.

San Antonio has only been under Stage 1 drought restrictions for a couple of weeks, but dry, hot conditions have settled in causing the Edwards Aquifer 10-day average to drop to 650 feet, triggering Stage 2 drought restrictions.

Watering days stay the same in Stage 2 as in Stage 1, but the hours during which watering is allowed are shortened. Watering with a sprinkler, irrigation system or soaker hose is allowed only between 7-11 a.m. and 7-11 p.m. on your designated day. Watering with a hand-held hose is still allowed any time on any day.

Watering restrictions are not suggestions — they are municipal laws that will be enforced. Contracted police officers are patrolling and they can issue a citation if they witness a violation.

Lastly, if you see any of your neighbors or commercial locations watering on the wrong day, at the wrong time or if you see water waste, you can report that here.

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Donna Fossum is a SAWS conservation planner and graduate of Texas A&M University. She is also a master gardener so she “digs” plants. Donna goes to work every day to be able to afford her love of fishing and all things coastal. When she isn't hard at work behind her computer, she is dreaming of the beach or catching that "wall hanger" trout or redfish. She is a proud "dog mom" of one black Labrador (Matilda’s Sir Buckaroo, aka Bucky).