New Braunfels Utilities lifts water restrictions

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After several recent days of rainfall, New Braunfels Utilities has lifted water restrictions.

Effective immediately as of Oct. 10, NBU announced residents may return to non-drought watering restrictions, which allow for use of a sprinkler or irrigation system for watering on any day of the week before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m. While sprinkler and irrigation system use is limited from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., use of a hand-held hose, bucket, soaker hose or drip irrigation system is allowed at any time on any day.

“The fall weather not only brings the onset of cooler temperatures, but has provided us with much needed rain. This year New Braunfels received the benefit of rainfall just days before we would have entered Stage 3 water restrictions,” said NBU CEO Ian Taylor in a news release. “Weather factors obviously have an impact on the Aquifer; however, we as customers also influence Aquifer levels. While we enjoy the advantages of non-drought watering requirements, it is essential we remain good stewards and continue conservation efforts year round.”

According to a statement released by NBU, the J-17 well that is used to monitor aquifer levels has remained above the trigger level of 660 feet for more than 30 consecutive days, which is the threshold required by a New Braunfels city ordinance for terminating water restrictions. On Oct. 10, the well was recorded at 677 feet.

Visit www.nbutexas.com for the latest watering information or calling the NBU Water Hotline at 830-608-8925.

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Rachel Nelson
Rachel Nelson is editor of the New Braunfels edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She covers local business, new development, city and county government, health care, education and transportation. Rachel relocated to Central Texas from Amarillo in 2009 and is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
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