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CLWSC to Enter Stage 1 Drought Conditions April 18, NBU Moves to Stage 2

SJWTX sources its water from Canyon Lake Reservoir and groundwater from the Trinity Aquifer. These sources are often blended together in the distribution system.

Canyon Lake Water Service Company (CLWSC) will implement Stage 1 drought restrictions beginning April 18.

In an email to customers today, CLWSC, also known as SJWTX, said the new watering restrictions allow one day per week of watering based on a customer’s address. Watering by hand, soaker hoses and drip irrigation are permitted any day.

This is a change from twice-weekly watering under the current year-round watering schedule.

Also today, New Braunfels Utilities (NBU) officially entered Stage 2 drought restrictions.

In a press release, the utility said watering with a sprinkler or irrigation system is allowed one day per week based on the last digit of customers’ addresses.

Watering must occur before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m.

“New Braunfels has been in Stage 1 drought restrictions since March 10 due to insufficient rains, warmer-than-usual temperatures, and increased demand for water supply,” NBU said.

Watering with a hand-held hose, bucket, soaker hose, drip irrigation system, or a soaker hose that does not spray water into the air is allowed on any day before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m. The use of a sprinkler or irrigation system is not permitted on weekends.

The City of New Braunfels determines the implementation and termination of water-reduction measures based on the 10-day average of J-17 Edwards Aquifer levels or when discharge from Comal Springs is at or below the specified cubic feet-per-second.

“Today, the 10-day average for the J-17 well is 649.6 feet, triggering Stage 2,” NBU said.

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