Canyon Lake Moves Into Stage 1 Water Restrictions May 1, New Braunfels Now in Stage 2
In an email warning “responsible use of this precious resource is a key part of how we protect our limited warning supply,” SJWTX announced it will enter Stage 1 watering restrictions on May 1.
Stage 1 allows one-day per week watering based on the last digit of a customer’s address.
Currently SJWTX, formerly known as Canyon Lake Water Service Company (CLWSC), operates under a year-round watering schedule which allows for twice-weekly watering.
Hand, soaker hose and drip irrigation are not affected by either schedule.
However, SJWTX said it expects to move into Stage 2 early this summer as La Nina weather patterns exacerbate the drought across Texas.
“In the meantime, we ask that all customers adhere to Stage 1 rules and conserve where they can, both indoors and out,” SJWTX said in its email.
SJWTX sources its water from Canyon Lake Reservoir and groundwater from the Trinity Aquifer. These sources are often blended together in the distribution system. Customers may receive different amounts of water from these sources day-to-day as customer usage changes.
The utility’s service area surrounds Canyon Lake and includes approximately 250 square miles within Comal and southern Blanco counties. SJWTX has 19,739 service connects in the area.
“Reduce landscape watering for residential-and-commercial properties irrigation with a sprinkler or irrigation system to once a week. Variance requests will not be approved. Starting in Drought Stage 1, bulk customers can only pull water from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.”
- Businesses and residences whose street address ends in 0, 2, and 4 can only water on Mondays.
- Businesses and residences whose street address ends in 1 and 3 can only water or Tuedays.
- Businesses and residencces whose street address ends in 6 and 8 can only water on Wednesdays.
- Businesses and residences whose street address ends in 5, 7 and 9 can only water on Fridays.
- Businesses and residences with no street address can onlly water on Mondays.
New Braunfels Enters Stage 2
On Monday, New Braunfels Utilities (NBU) entered Stage 2 water restrictions after the Edwards Aquifer level dropped due to insufficient rainfall.
The rolling 10-day average for the aquifer level hit 649.6 feet on April 19.
“The New Braunfels Water Conservation and Drought Management Plan outlines water stages and instructs NBU customers to enter Stage 2 when the rolling 10-day average of the Edwards Aquifer drops to 650 feet,” said Melissa Krause, NBU’s chief Communications and Strategy officer.