The City of New Braunfels will move from Stage 3 back to Stage 2 drought restrictions on Monday.
In a statement Friday, New Braunfels Utilities (NBU) said Mayor Neal Linnartz authorized the change, which follows recent heavy rains.
New Braunfels has been in Stage 3 for nearly a year.
The 10-day average water level for the J17 Edwards Aquifer monitoring well has risen to or above 640 feet above mean sea level and has remained there for a minimum of 15 days.
The 10-day average spring flow for the Comal Springs has increased to or exceeded 150 cubic feet per second (cfs) and has remained there for a minimum of 15 days.
While in Stage 3, customers were allowed to water one day every other week. The shift to Stage 2 will allow for watering one day a week. The schedule for the use of a sprinkler or irrigation system is as follows:
- Addresses ending 0 or 1: Monday Addresses ending 2 or 3: Tuesday
- Addresses ending 4 or 5: Wednesday Addresses ending 6 or 7: Thursday
- Addresses ending 8 or 9: Friday
Watering with a hand-held hose, bucket, soaker hose, drip irrigation system, or soaker hose that does not spray water into the air would be allowed any day before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m. during Stage 2. Running a sprinkler or irrigation system is not permitted on the weekends during Stages 1, 2, or 3.
For current information regarding drought stages and conservation, visit nbutexas.com.
“New Braunfels Utilities (NBU) has a diverse water supply and robust water resources plan that ensures adequate water supply; however, water conservation is essential for ensuring the protection of the community’s economy and natural resources – like the Comal Riverspring flow,” said NBU Chief Strategic Communications and Security Officer Melissa Krause. “We each play a part in carefully managing water resources, and together we can maximize the benefits to all who live in and visit our community.”