Just five months after Harvey gave Texas its wettest month in history, much of the state is now in a drought – including areas that saw historic flooding.
While San Antonio’s public utility updates its water management plan that outlines strategies and goals for the next 50 years, it’s clear that officials don’t think a once-a-week watering proposal should be part of it.
The first official week of spring heralds the start of watering season, when people with turf grass often begin to apply potable water to their lawns.
Councilman Ron Nirenberg (D8) reiterated his concerns about the Vista Ridge water pipeline project, year-round watering restrictions, and the San Antonio Water System (SAWS)’s executive compensation structure on Wednesday.
The public utility’s board was briefed about the effects of imposing Stage One water restrictions, more than one year after interest in the idea spiked in 2015.
Is San Antonio heading toward permanent adoption of Stage One water restrictions?
New Braunfels Utilities has resumed its enforcement of watering restrictions as water levels in the Edwards Aquifer continues to decrease and nearby cities might not be too far behind.
Water is on the tip of many Texan tongues as spring eases into summer and, with it, the words “drought” and “restriction” aren’t far behind.
Lush green lawns will soon turn brown from drought if the Edwards Aquifer readings continue to fall.
By Robert Rivard
There might be more entertaining things to do on a Saturday afternoon, but with one eye on the U.S. Women’s soccer team as they dominated Colombia in a physical 3-0 win, I also visited the Edward Aquifer Authority website to check the Bexar County J-17 well.