Stage 2 water restrictions anticipated for New Braunfels area

A lack of significant rainfall has local officials preparing to implement stage 2 water restrictions in the New Braunfels area. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
A lack of significant rainfall has local officials preparing to implement stage 2 water restrictions in the New Braunfels area. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

A lack of significant rainfall has local officials preparing to implement stage 2 water restrictions in the New Braunfels area. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

Due to a recent rise in temperatures and lack of significant rainfall, officials from New Braunfels Utilities are expecting a shift from stage 1 to stage 2 drought restrictions by the end of April.

A news release from NBU states the 10-day average of the J-17 well within the Edwards Aquifer is 655.2-feet, which is only about five feet above the trigger for Stage 2 drought restrictions. New Braunfles has been in stage 1 restrictions since October 2020.

"As temperatures continue to rise, and if we do not receive significant rainfall, we anticipate Stage 2 drought restrictions could go into effect within the next few weeks," the release states.“New Braunfels Utilities encourages customers to conserve water year-round, especially lawn irrigation."

For more information on regulations related to stage 2 restrictions, click here.

While in Stage 2 water restrictions, 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

Source: NBU
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018. From there he became a dual-market editor for Community Impact's New Braunfels and San Marcos-Buda-Kyle editions. Brian is now a senior editor for the company's flagship papers, the Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions.