New Braunfels now in Stage 2 drought restrictions

New Braunfels went into stage 2 drought restrictions April 19. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
New Braunfels went into stage 2 drought restrictions April 19. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

New Braunfels went into stage 2 drought restrictions April 19. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

Due to insufficient rainfall that has caused the Edwards Aquiffer to go below 650 feet mean sea level, New Braunfels Utilities has announced the city is now in Stage 2 drought restrictions.

The announcement came via an April 19 news release and means customers can use a hand-held hose, bucket, drip irrigation system, or soaker hose that does not spray water in the air before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m., rather than any time of day.


“Conservation is an economical source of NBU’s water supply, and adhering to drought restrictions may also help customers manage their utility bills,” Chief Communications and Strategy Officer Melissa Krause said.

To keep track of the latest watering stage and pertinent information, click here or call 830-608-8925.

During Stage 2 water restrictions, sprinkler or irrigation system use is as follows, according to NBU:

  • 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

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.