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SAWS Announces Stage 1 Drought Restrictions Effective July 14th

(July 14, 2017) – The City of San Antonio is now in Stage I Drought Restrictions according to the San Antonio Water System (SAWS). Stage 1 of the city’s drought plan goes in effect when the 10-day average of the Edwards Aquifer at the J-17 monitoring well drops to 660 feet or below.

In support of water conservation and environmental stewardship, UTSA campuses will water only on Mondays before 11 a.m. or after 7 p.m. Other restrictions include washing impervious covers, such as parking lots, driveways, streets, buildings and sidewalks and operating the sprinkler and irrigation systems on weekends. Athletic and sports fields are considered special use areas and additional watering day variances may be requested and granted from SAWS. Water fountains will continue to operate as normal as they are not affected by the restrictions. For additional information on UTSA’s compliance with the drought restrictions, contact the Facilities Service Center at 458-4262. For more on SAW’s announcement or for a schedule of watering days and additional information on Stage 1 restrictions please visit: and