SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio is now in Stage Two water restrictions. Earliest ever. More water police will now be on patrol.
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The Edwards Aquifer fell below the 650-foot mark on Friday, which is the trigger for Stage Two.
"Dry spring weather combined with increased water demands across the Edwards region, especially agricultural use, have caused the Edwards Aquifer level to drop quickly," said Robert R. Puente, SAWS President/CEO. "The Edwards Aquifer is hitting the Stage Two level a month earlier than it did last year during the driest year on record."
The area has been in drought restrictions for a few weeks, and approximately 500 warnings have been issued to date. Beginning Tuesday, citations will be issued without warnings for watering on the wrong day and water waste.
Watering days stay the same in Stage Two as in Stage One, however the hours during which watering is allowed are shortened. Watering with a sprinkler, soaker hose or irrigation system is allowed only during the hours of 3 to 8 a.m. and 8 to 10 p.m. on your designated day, as determined by the last number of your street address:
0 or 1 - Monday
2 or 3 - Tuesday
4 or 5 - Wednesday
6 or 7 - Thursday
8 or 9 - Friday CLICK HERE
for more details on watering days and hours; and restrictions on swimming pools, fountains, and washing cars.