S.A. drought restrictions over; back to year-round watering rules

SAN ANTONIO – Starting on Tuesday, you can go back to watering your lawns.

The San Antonio Watering System announced Tuesday that it’s back to year-round watering hours where you can irrigate before 11 a.m. or after 7 p.m.

SAWS said in a release that because of rain and cool weather, the aquifer is at a stabilized level making it appropriate to end the drought restrictions that have been in place since the summer.

As we head back into year-round watering rules, here are some things to remember:

  • Under Year-Round guidelines, all fountains – whether commercial or residential or indoor or outdoor – are allowed.
  • Landscape watering with an irrigation system or sprinkler is permitted any day of the week before 11 a.m. or after 7 p.m.
  • Hand watering with a hand-held hose, drip irrigation, soaker hose or bucket is permitted any time of day.
  • Washing impervious cover such as parking lots, driveways, streets or sidewalks is permitted without runoff to avoid water waste.
  • Water waste is prohibited at all times. Allowing water to run off into a gutter, ditch, or drain or failing to repair a controllable leak is considered water waste.
  • Residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural Edwards Aquifer water users should use common sense and best practices to avoid water waste.
  • The use of commercial vehicle wash facilities is permitted any day.

For more information, you can visit SAWS website.

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