San Antonio Faces Water Restrictions

June 27, 2002

The underground reservoir that is San Antonio's main source of drinking water has dipped below the trigger level for usage restrictions.

The Edwards Aquifer reading Wednesday was 649.7 feet above sea level, three-tenths of a foot under the 650-foot level that requires water restrictions on local users. San Antonio City Manager Terry Brechtel is declared Stage One restrictions Wednesday afternoon. Already, the South-Central Texas area is classified as being in a moderate drought.

Stage One restrictions limit lawn watering to once a week after 8 p.m. and before 10 a.m. on designated weekdays. It also will not allow sprinkling on weekends. Swimming pools also must be covered at least 25 percent when not in use.

Source: KEYE