Water Stages

Edwards Aquifer Trigger Levels

Stage II

650’ – In Effect

Watering schedule is based on the last digit of your street address.

  • MONDAY
  • 0 or 1
  • TUESDAY
  • 2 or 3
  • WEDNESDAY
  • 4 or 5
  • THURSDAY
  • 6 or 7
  • FRIDAY
  • 8 or 9
Normal Restrictions

During Normal Watering Restrictions, The Following Mandatory Restrictions Are In Effect

Landscape Watering

Landscape watering of private, commercial, and public property with a sprinkler or sprinkler system is ONLY PROHIBITED between the hours of 11:00 in the morning to 7:00 in the evening.


Stage I

During Stage I, The Following Mandatory Restrictions Are In Effect

* Critical Period Water Rates Went Into Effect at Stage I and remain in effect until all stages are lifted.

Under STAGE I, you are assigned one day a week on which to water your lawn based on the last digit of your address (applies to residential and commercial customers)

Assigned Day

You may irrigate with a sprinkler only between midnight and 11:00 am in the morning or 7:00 pm to midnight in the evening. These restrictions apply to newly installed lawns and they apply to soaker hoses used in place of a sprinkler. Hand watering is allowed anytime.

Drip Irrigation

For purposes of stabilizing moisture around a building foundation or to water a vegetable garden or shrubbery may be done at any time.

Non-Commercial Washing

Washing of autos, trucks, trailers, boats and other private equipment may be done only on designated watering days using a hose equipped with a positive shut-off nozzle or with hand-held bucket. Water must not run off the property into street.

Commercial Washing

Washing of autos, trucks, boats, trailers and other equipment shall be limited to immediate premises of a commercial washing facility equipped with a water-recycling unit.

Restaurants

May serve water only upon request.

Ornamental Fountains

Fountains or similar structures cannot be operated unless they recycle/reuse water. Potable water cannot be used to make-up lost water.

Make-up Water

For existing private and public swimming pools, hot tubs, and other similar facilities is permitted. Refilling an empty existing pool and filling of new swimming pools and other similar facilities and activation of new sprinkler systems is permitted. Stage I restrictions continue until the EAA announces that Stage I has been advanced to Stage II because the aquifer dropped to or below 650 feet or Stage I has been cancelled because the aquifer has remained above a rolling 10 day average of 660 feet or 30 days.


Stage I restrictions continue until the EAA announces that Stage I has been advanced to Stage II because the aquifer dropped to or below 650 feet or Stage I has been cancelled because the aquifer has remained above a rolling 10 day average of 660 feet for 30 days.


Bexar County Water Control & Improvement District #10

The District Water Conservation and Critical Period Plan (WC/CPP) restricts water use based on specific levels of the Edwards Aquifer or Comal Springs or San Marcos Springs. Stage I was declared by the Edwards Aquifer Authority after the ten day rolling average water level at well J-17 fell below 660 feet. The Edwards Aquifer Authority imposes the stages at the trigger levels shown at the upper left. If you wish to follow the aquifer and spring levels, they are reported every day in the San Antonio Express – News newspaper on the last page of the sports section. They are also reported on television and radio and the Aquifer’ s web page, www.edwardsaquifer.org.

Local information on watering restrictions specific to Windcrest can be found at www.bexarcountywcid10.com and www.windcrest-tx.gov.
Remember during Stage I, Landscape Watering is only allowed between Midnight and 11:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. to Midnight.

Remember during Stage I, Landscape Watering is only allowed between Midnight and 11:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. to Midnight. Hand Watering is allowed any time with a hand-held hose or bucket no bigger than five gallons. Water waste is prohibited at all times. Water waste includes, but is not limited to, allowing water to fall or run off into a gutter, ditch, street or drain; fall or run off onto another person’s property; or failing to repair a controllable leak.

Call 210-655-2888 to report water waste or violation of the District’s WC/CPP. Help keep the Aquifer level above the critical level.

Spring Flow At San Marcos And Comal Springs Take Precedence Over Well J-17 If Flow Rates Fall Below Specified Levels.

Stage II

During Stage II, The Following Mandatory Restrictions Are In Effect

* Critical Period Water Rates Went Into Effect at Stage I and remain in effect until all stages are lifted.

Under STAGE II, you are assigned one day a week on which to water your lawn based on the last digit of your address (applies to residential and commercial customers)

Assigned Day

You may irrigate with a sprinkler only between 3:00 am to 9:00 am in the morning or 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm in the evening. These restrictions apply to newly installed lawns and they apply to soaker hoses used in place of a sprinkler. Hand watering is allowed any day but only during the hours between 3:00 am to 11:00 am and 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

Drip Irrigation

For purposes of stabilizing moisture around a building foundation or to water a vegetable garden or shrubbery may be done at any time.

Non-Commercial Washing

Washing of autos, trucks, trailers, boats and other private equipment may be done only on designated watering days using a hose equipped with a positive shut-off nozzle or with hand-held bucket. Water must not run off the property into street.

Commercial Washing

Washing of autos, trucks, boats, trailers and other equipment shall be limited to immediate premises of a commercial washing facility equipped with a water-recycling unit.

Restaurants

May serve water only upon request.

Ornamental Fountains

Fountains or similar structures cannot be operated unless they recycle/reuse water. Potable water can not be used to make-up lost water.

Make-up Water

For existing private and public swimming pools, hot tubs, and other similar facilities is permitted. Refilling an empty existing pool and filling of new swimming pools and other similar facilities and activation of new sprinkler systems is PROHIBITED unless a waiver is granted by the Water District.


Stage II restrictions continue until the EAA announces that Stage II has been advanced to Stage III because the 10 day rolling average aquifer level has dropped to or below 640 feet or Stage II has been cancelled because the aquifer has remained above a rolling 10 day average of 650 feet for 30 days.


Bexar County Water Control & Improvement District #10

The District Water Conservation and Critical Period Plan (WC/CPP) restricts water use based on specific levels of the Edwards Aquifer or Comal Springs orSan Marcos Springs. Stage II was declared by the Edwards Aquifer Authority after the ten day rolling average water level at well J-17 fell below 650 feet. The Edwards Aquifer Authority imposes the stages at the trigger levels shown at the upper left. If you wish to follow the aquifer and spring levels, they are reported every day in the San Antonio Express – News newspaper on the last page of the sports section. They are also reported on television and radio an d the Aquifer’s web page, www.edwardsaquifer.org.

Local information on watering restrictions specific to Windcrest can be found at www.bexarcountywcid10.com and www.windcrest-tx.gov.
Remember during Stage I, Landscape Watering is only allowed between Midnight and 11:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. to Midnight.

Remember during Stage II, Landscape Watering is only allowed between 3:00 AM to11:00 AM or 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Hand Watering is allowed any day but only between 3:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM with a hand-held hose or bucket no bigger than five gallons. Water waste is prohibited at all times. Water waste includes, but is not limited to, allowing water to fall or run off into a gutter, ditch, street or drain; fall or run off onto another person’s property; or failing to repair a controllable leak.

Call 210-655-2888 to report water waste or violation of the District’s WC/CPP. Help keep the Aquifer level above the critical level.

Spring Flow At San Marcos And Comal Springs Take Precedence Over Well J-17 If Flow Rates Fall Below Specified Levels.

Stage III

During Stage III, The Following Mandatory Restrictions Are In Effect

* Critical Period Water Rates Went Into Effect at Stage I and remain in effect until all stages are lifted.

Under STAGE III, you are authorized ONE DAY A WEEK on which to water your lawn based on the last digit of your address (applies to residential and commercial customers). The Board of Directors MAY consider implementing ONCE EVERY OTHER WEEK restrictions if conditions continue to deteriorate.

Assigned Day

You may irrigate with a sprinkler only between 3:00 am to 8:00 am in the morning OR 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm in the evening.These restrictions apply to newly installed lawns and they apply to soaker hoses used in place of a sprinkler. Hand watering is allowed any day but only during the hours of 3:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Drip Irrigation

For purposes of stabilizing moisture around a building foundation or to water a vegetable garden or shrubbery may be done at any time.

Vehicle Washing

Washing of autos, trucks, trailers, boats and other private equipment is prohibited except at commercial washing facilities with a water recycling unit that recycles at least 85% of the water.

Power Washing

Washing of structures, driveways, sidewalks, etc., is prohibited.

Restaurants

May serve water only upon request.

Ornamental Fountains

Fountains or similar structures cannot be operated unless they recycle/reuse water. Potable water can not be used to make-up lost water.

Make-up Water

For existing private and public swimming pools, hot tubs, and other similar facilities is permitted. Refilling an empty existing pool and filling of new swimming pools and other similar facilities and activation of new sprinkler systems is PROHIBITED unless a waiver is granted by the Water District.


Stage III restrictions continue until the EAA announces that Stage III has been advanced to Stage IV because the aquifer dropped to or below 630 feet or Stage III has been cancelled because the aquifer has remained above a rolling 10 day average of 640 feet for 30 days.


Bexar County Water Control & Improvement District #10

The District Water Conservation and Critical Period Plan (WC/CPP) restricts water use based on specific levels of the Edwards Aquifer or Comal Springs orSan Marcos Springs. Stage III was declared by the Edwards Aquifer Authority after the ten day rolling average water level at well J-17 fell below 640 feet. The Edwards Aquifer Authority imposes the stages at the trigger levels shown at the upper left. If you wish to follow the aquifer and spring levels, they are reported every day in the San Antonio Express – News newspaper on the last page of the sports section. They are also reported on television and radio and the Aquifer’s web page, www.edwardsaquifer.org.

Local information on watering restrictions specific to Windcrest can be found at www.bexarcountywcid10.com and www.windcrest-tx.gov.
Remember during Stage I, Landscape Watering is only allowed between Midnight and 11:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. to Midnight.

Remember during Stage III, Landscape Watering is only allowed between 3:00 AM to 8:00 AM or 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Hand Watering is allowed any day but only between 3:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM and 11:00 PM with a hand-held hose or bucket no bigger than five gallons. Water waste is prohibited at all times. Water waste includes, but is not limited to, allowing water to fall or run off into a gutter, ditch, street or drain; fall or run off onto another person’s property; or failing to repair a controllable leak.

Call 210-655-2888 to report water waste or violation of the District’s WC/CPP. Help keep the Aquifer level above the critical level.

Spring Flow At San Marcos And Comal Springs Take Precedence Over Well J-17 If Flow Rates Fall Below Specified Levels.

Stage IV

During Stage IV, The Following Mandatory Restrictions Are In Effect

* Critical Period Water Rates Went Into Effect at Stage I and remain in effect until all stages are lifted.

Under STAGE IV, you are authorized ONCE EVERY OTHER WEEK on which to water your lawn based on the last digit of your address. Landscape irrigation will be permitted during the week of the first Monday after declaration of Stage IV and will be prohibited beginning the following week. You can water between 3:00 AM to 7:00 AM or 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM. This alternating weekly schedule will continue until Stage IV is cancelled. This applies to residential and commercial customers.

Assigned Day

You may HAND WATER, on your authorized watering day between 3:00 am to 11:00 AM or 7:00 pm to 11:00 PM in the evening.

Drip Irrigation

For purposes of stabilizing moisture around a building foundation or to water a vegetable garden or shrubbery may be done at any time.

Vehicle Washing

Washing of autos, trucks, trailers, boats and other private equipment is ONLY ALLOWED at those commercial washing facilities with an installed wastewater recovery system that is 85% effective.

Power Washing

Washing of structures, driveways, sidewalks, etc., is PROHIBITED.

Restaurants

May serve water only upon request.

Ornamental Fountains

Fountains or similar structures cannot be operated unless they recycle/reuse water. Adding potable “make-up” water is strictly PROHIBITED.

Make-up Water

For existing private and public swimming pools, hot tubs, and other similar facilities is permitted. Refilling an empty existing pool and filling of new swimming pools and other similar facilities and activation of new sprinkler systems is PROHIBITED.


Stage IV restrictions continue until the EAA announces that Stage IV has been advanced to Stage V because the aquifer dropped to or below 620 feet or Stage IV has been cancelled because the aquifer has remained above a rolling 10 day average of 630 feet for 30 days.


Bexar County Water Control & Improvement District #10

The District Water Conservation and Critical Period Plan (WC/CPP) restricts water use based on specific levels of the Edwards Aquifer or Comal Springs orSan Marcos Springs. Stage IV was declared by the Edwards Aquifer Authority after the ten day rolling average water level at well J-17 fell below 630 feet. The Edwards Aquifer Authority imposes the stages at the trigger levels shown at the upper left. If you wish to follow the aquifer and spring levels, they are reported every day in the San Antonio Express – News newspaper on the last page of the sports section. They are also reported on television and radio and the Aquifer’s web page, www.edwardsaquifer.org.

Local information on watering restrictions specific to Windcrest can be found at www.bexarcountywcid10.com and www.windcrest-tx.gov.
Remember during Stage I, Landscape Watering is only allowed between Midnight and 11:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. to Midnight.

Remember during Stage IV, Landscape Watering is only allowed every other week between 3:00 AM to 7:00 AM or 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Hand Watering is allowed once a week on your watering day between 3:00 AM to 11:00 AM or 7:00 PM and 11:00 PM with a hand-held hose or bucket no bigger than five gallons. Water waste is prohibited at all times. Water waste includes, but is not limited to, allowing water to fall or run off into a gutter, ditch, street or drain; fall or run off onto another person’s property; or failing to repair a controllable leak.

Call 210-655-2888 to report water waste or violation of the District’s WC/CPP. Help keep the Aquifer level above the critical level.

Spring Flow At San Marcos And Comal Springs Take Precedence Over Well J-17 If Flow Rates Fall Below Specified Levels.

We are currently under Normal Watering Restrictions Watering Schedule