New Braunfels Utilities announced May 17 via a news release that the water level within the city's portion of the Edwards Aquifer, called the J-17 well, has stayed above 650 feet mean sea level for 15 consecutive days, resulting in the updated conservation designation.
“New Braunfels Utilities, guided by the New Braunfels Water Conservation and Drought Management Plan, monitors water levels and other conditions and encourages ongoing conservation," said Melissa Krause, Chief Communications and Strategy Officer, via the release. "Conservation remains the most economical source of NBU’s water supply, and limiting water use may help customers manage their utility bills.”
NBU announced it would go to Stage 2 restrictions April 19.
To keep track of the latest watering stage and pertinent information, click here or call 830-608-8625.
During Stage 1 drought restrictions, the schedule for the use of a sprinkler or irrigation system is as follows:
Addresses ending in 0 or 1: Monday
Addresses ending in 2 or 3: Tuesday
Addresses ending in 4 or 5: Wednesday
Addresses ending in 6 or 7: Thursday
Addresses ending in 8 or 9: Friday
Use of a hand-held hose, bucket, soaker hose, or drip irrigation system is allowed on any day at any time during Stage 1. Use of a sprinkler or irrigation system is not permitted on the weekends during Stages 1, 2 or 3.
Source: New Braunfels Utilities/Community Impact Newspaper